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EU Wobbling, Juncker Admits No Deal Brexit 'Would Be a Catastrophe'

EU Wobbling, Juncker Admits No Deal Brexit 'Would Be a Catastrophe'

MPs are due to vote on her withdrawal agreement on Tuesday night, but it is widely anticipated that it will be defeated, with backbench Brexiteers and the DUP vehemently opposed to both the Northern Irish backstop clause and the £39bn divorce bill.

Writing in the Sunday Express, she said the United Kingdom is at risk of crashing out of the European Union without a deal or could end up not leaving at all.

Warning that there may be no consensus in the Commons around any possible outcome, the Foreign Secretary told Today: "If this deal is rejected, ultimately what we may end up with is not a different type of Brexit but Brexit paralysis".

Blocking Brexit could lead to a surge in far-right extremism in the United Kingdom, the transport secretary has said. We have been shown, in the starkest terms yet, that there are plenty of people who want to thwart Brexit.

Hunt also waded in on the row over Commons speaker John Bercow, who had drawn the ire of Tory MPs after choosing an amendment which effectively speeds up the government's Brexit timetable. "That is something that we would regret for many, many generations".

Theresa May has warned of a "catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust" in democracy if MPs reject her Brexit deal and the United Kingdom remains in the European Union. "I just can't see how it happens with that configuration of Parliament".

"If MPs who represent seats that voted 70% to leave say "sorry guys, we're still going to have freedom of movement", they will turn against the political mainstream". "If May's deal fails we have to test the will of the House and if we fail, we must consider all options including campaigning for a second referendum as this is party policy".

Mrs May also came under pressure from her former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab who told MPs to vote against her deal to show Brussels that the United Kingdom would "not be bullied".




"We are checking with Downing Street what the clarifications could amount to" to help May get the deal approved", he said.

Mrs May faced further opposition to her deal from her former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab.

And the Prime Minister made efforts to reach out to Labour and the unions in an 11th-hour bid to salvage a vote which she is expected to lose by a wide margin.

But when asked whether he would support revoking Article 50, he said: "Absolutely, I would do what's right".

"This is too important for political game-playing and I urge Conservative MPs who back Brexit and others to back the deal".

The Secretary of State said it was "right" for the Government to make preparations for a no-deal Brexit, comparing it to wearing a seatbelt when driving a fast vehicle.

"I'll do what the right thing is, and the right thing for me is to make sure we don't crash out with no deal".

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