Sterling rises as PM May wins parliament vote on Brexit

Blanche Robertson
Июня 13, 2018

But these putative pledges by the PM are inconsistent with Tuesday night's statement by Davis's officials that any new amendment relating to the power of MPs to accept or reject a Brexit deal must not restrict her negotiating freedom - or restrict her ability to sign whatever treaty with the European Union she would like.

Theresa May has seen off a threatened rebellion on Brexit with last-minute concessions which could give MPs a bigger say on the final withdrawal agreement and make a "no-deal" European Union exit all but impossible.

Lawmakers backed a government plan, ending a rebellion that would have challenged May's authority at a time when she is increasingly under pressure to move ahead with all-but stalled Brexit talks in Brussels by offering a more detailed plan.

Despite Mr Rees-Mogg backing the Prime Minister, other Brexiteers are furious that Mrs May has killed off the prospect of a no deal Brexit.

But they face a revolt by pro-EU Tory MPs determined to retain as numerous changes as possible in the legislation.

Conservative lawmaker Phillip Lee resigned as a justice minister Tuesday so he could speak out against the policy on Brexit.

Brexit Minister Steve Baker said the Government would "look very carefully" at the amendment, which is being tabled by former Cabinet Ministers Oliver Letwin and Nicky Morgan. It also attacked the unelected nature of the House of Lords (which traditionally scrutinizes laws passed to it by the elected lower chamber), linking it to a perceived attempt to frustrate the Brexit process.

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Britain's highest-selling tabloid, The Sun, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch, addressed lawmakers directly on its front page, saying they faced a choice between "Great Britain or Great Betrayal".

"The reason for that is that the House of Commons if it sets out indications for how the Government should negotiate, it's a very inflexible body for doing that". The Daily Express thundered: "Ignore the will of the people at your peril".

Anna Soubry, a pro-EU Conservative MP, said she knew of one legislator who would not vote with their conscience because of "threats to their personal safety" and that of staff and family. "A meaningful vote is not the ability to reverse the decision of the referendum".

'The goal of the EU Withdrawal Bill is simple - it is putting EU legislation into law to ensure a smooth and orderly transition as we leave, ' she is expected to tell them.

Ministers have told rebel Conservatives they will agree to seek House of Commons approval for their course of action if no political agreement has been reached on the Withdrawal Agreement agreed with Brussels by November 30, which the original amendment had demanded.

"Parliament, don't stand against the people - implement their will!"

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