Brexit: Jeremy Hunt says UK Parliament won’t allow no deal

Pro-European protestors wave EU flags at Trafalgar Square

Pro-European protestors wave EU flags at Trafalgar Square

With just two days to go before the Commons vote on her Withdrawal Agreement, the Prime Minister pleaded with parliamentarians to "do what is right for our country" and back her deal.

The Times reports that Tory Whips are using the the plot as a means to pressure Brexiteers into support Mrs May's Withdrawal Agreement on Tuesday, which would leave the United Kingdom in a position of paying a £39bn divorce bill, remaining in a "transition period" for almost two years, and could endanger the Union by locking Northern Ireland into regulatory alignment with the bloc if a deal is not struck.

'Doing so would be a catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust in our democracy.

Britain, the world's fifth largest economy, is scheduled to quit the European Union on March 29.

Meanwhile, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd said she was "committed" to ensuring that the United Kingdom did not leave without a deal. May postponed a vote on the agreement in December to avoid a resounding defeat, and there are few signs that the deal has picked up support since then.

And he warned of a "growing risk" that Parliament could frustrate Brexit, following reports of a plot to change Commons rules to enable backbench motions to take precedence over Government business if Mrs May's deal falls.

Theresa May's Brexit plans are due to be put to the Commons next week following a five-day debate in Westminster.

"So my message to parliament this weekend is simple: it is time to forget the games and do what is right for our country", she wrote.

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The Sunday Times says that the plan by backbenchers would see the government lose control of parliamentary business.

Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd also highlighted Cabinet divisions and suggested it was wrong to criticise Commons Speaker John Bercow over his controversial decision to allow MPs a vote on an amendment to the timetable of the Brexit deal.

The Prime Minister faced calls from a predecessor, Sir John Major, to revoke Article 50 to halt Brexit - as he warned it would be "morally reprehensible" to crash out without a deal.

Meanwhile, James Starkie, a former Vote Leave campaigner and ex-adviser to Environment Secretary Michael Gove, has told the BBC that a no-deal Brexit could have an impact on food imports from Europe. Every single household - rich or poor - would be worse off for many years to come.

He added that a "new process" of national consultation was needed, adding: 'No true democracy should deny a considered choice to its people'.

The Labour leader insisted his Brexit plan, condemned by some critics as unrealistic as it would contravene basic European Union internal rules, was viable.

'We'd be in a stronger position, then, to continue the negotiations as an independent third country'.

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