Theresa May warns of ‘grave uncertainty’ if lawmakers reject Brexit deal

Theresa May warns of ‘grave uncertainty’ if lawmakers reject Brexit deal

Theresa May warns of ‘grave uncertainty’ if lawmakers reject Brexit deal

The cross-party report comes days before the Commons is due to vote on the proposed deal on Tuesday.

A cross-party group of MPs including Tory Nick Boles and Labour's Stephen Kinnock have pushed the idea as a way of delivering Brexit - the United Kingdom will leave the European Union - while maintaining the closest possible relationship with Brussels.

With so much at stake, May is looking for a way to avoid a heavy defeat and keep her Brexit deal alive. "We have got a good shot of winning".

She has not backed Mrs May's deal yet but has said she supports the Prime Minister.

Another high-ranking MP, Andrew Mitchell, withdrew support for May's Brexit deal without warning, asserting that the current treaty would leave the United Kingdom as a "rule taker" while placing the island nation "in a fundamentally weak and subservient position", cited by the Financial Times.

But Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay told the BBC: "The vote is going ahead".

"What we are first of all determined to do is to defeat the government's meaningful vote on this deal", Dodds said of May's current deal.

Shadow Cabinet ministers have suggested if Mrs May is defeated in the Commons on Tuesday, Labour could either attempt to force a general election or form a new minority government led by Mr Corbyn - as early as Wednesday.

A wrecking amendment to the deal drafted by Labour lawmaker Hilary Benn and signed by Labour and Conservative members calls for May's agreement to be ripped up, and for the government to rule out a no-deal Brexit.

"After 20 months of negotiations, we only know the terms of the UK's departure but not the nature of the future relationship with the European Union", the committee said.

"If she goes out and gets the deal we want on those two key points then she will remain as our Prime minister as she will have done the deal that she was asked to do", the Tatton MP told Sky's Ridge On Sunday programme.

However, members of parliament, including from May's own Conservative Party, look set to reject her deal, which envisages continued close ties with the European Union, in a move that would pitch the world's fifth-largest economy into even deeper uncertainty.

The 69-year-old added that another referendum was not an "automatic right" and would have to be agreed by Parliament, and that the original referendum could not be "re-run" as this would be "met with a lot of dismay from a lot of people" who would feel that their original decision was not being accepted.

The United Kingdom's National Crime Agency also started investigating billionaire Brexit campaigner, Arron Banks, who gave £12m ($15,277m) to Brexit campaigns, including UK Independence Party (UKIP) and Nigel Farage's campaign Leave.EU, making him the biggest donor in the country's history.

Preparations should also be stepped up for a no-deal Brexit, he said.

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