Hoarse PM claims she still understands the country's voice on Brexit

Blanche Robertson
March 16, 2019

At a prime minister's questions, where the prime minister again struggled with her voice, keeping her answers brief, the Labour leader began by urging May to back Wednesday evening's motion seeking to rule out no deal, in place after her plan was rejected the previous night.

But Jeremy Corbyn said the PM's plan had been "decisively rejected" and she needed to change course.

"The prime minister's deal has failed, she no longer has the ability to lead", he said.

Tonight's parliamentary vote sees Mr Boles join forces with MPs including Conservative MP Oliver Letwin, Labour MPs Yvette Cooper and Hilary Benn, plus Anna Soubry and Chuka Umunna of the Independent Group of MPs.

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Wordsworth's dancing daffodils do look golden in Downing Street but inside Number 10, where Britain's embattled Prime Minister is holed up nursing a sore throat after non-stop negotiations with Brussels over her Brexit deal, the mood is anything but sunny. With the Brexit deal now dead in the water, and only two weeks to go until the United Kingdom exits the EU, MPs now face two key votes this week.

Conservative MP John Baron then pushed Mrs May to back a no-deal Brexit, arguing "no deal is better than a bad deal".

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In response, May said only that there would be "hard choices" for MPs, both on the vote over no deal, and if that is ruled out, a vote on Thursday over whether to extend article 50. "That's why MPs must reject this deal today", the politician noted. To take no deal off the table, it is not enough to vote against no deal - you have to agree to a deal.

The government also announced it will not introduce any new checks or controls, or require customs declarations for any goods moving from across the border from Ireland to Northern Ireland if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a deal.

Some of them believe it's time now to go hell-for-leather to leave without an overarching deal but move to make as much preparation as possible, and fast.

The decision to drop all checks to avoid friction at the UK's land border with the European Union will be temporary while longer term solutions are negotiated.

'The Government is in real problems because they are trying to fool the people into somehow believing that somehow or other the deal she has offered is the only one that is available'. She won the vote by 412 to 202.

But Tory former minister Nick Boles said this would amount to a no-deal exit and the European Union would not agree to it.

Crispin Blunt said: "They should have resigned".

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