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Scottish Government writes to MPs ahead of crucial Brexit vote

Scottish Government writes to MPs ahead of crucial Brexit vote

May, who postponed a vote in parliament on her deal in December after admitting she was set to lose it, said lawmakers must not let down the people who backed Brexit in a June 2016 referendum.

He also said he would table a motion of no confidence in the government "soon" if Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal is rejected by parliament on Tuesday, as is widely expected.

The Transport Secretary added that the millions who voted to Leave the European Union would feel "cheated" and putting a stop to Britain's withdrawal from the EU could end centuries of "moderate" politics the United Kingdom has enjoyed since the English Civil War.

"Doing so would be a catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust in our democracy", May wrote in the Sunday Express newspaper.

"Some of you put your trust in the political process for the first time in decades".

Lawmakers in the United Kingdom are set to vote Tuesday on May's Brexit plan after she shelved plans for a December vote when it became clear she would lose that vote.

"And there is a problem that if you have a referendum and you tell everybody that you're going to observe the result and do what the people decide, the referendum was not about trade agreements, it was about whether as a country we want to take our own decisions in the world".




My message to Parliament this weekend is simple: it is time to forget the games and do what is right for our country.

He said there would be a "different tone" in British politics if Britain failed to leave the European Union, and predicted a "less tolerant society" and a "more nationalistic nation".

Mr Hunt suggested that legally binding assurances from Brussels over the deal's controversial backstop arrangements should be enough to allay the fears of many MPs over the long-term impact of the agreement.

Corbyn confirmed that he would not consider supporting the government in the meaningful vote on Tuesday, despite Theresa May's last-ditch attempts to garner support for her deal from members on the opposition benches.

While Grayling stopped short of predicting riots on the street if Brexit was weakened or reversed, he painted a picture of a "less tolerant society" and a "more nationalistic nation", as indicated by the incident with pro-Remain MP Anna Soubry.

Asked during an interview on BBC TV about the possibility of a second Brexit referendum, Corbyn said: "My own view is that I would rather get a negotiated deal now if we can to stop the danger of a no-deal exit from the European Union on 29 March which would be catastrophic for industry, catastrophic for trade".

Last week the government was defeated twice in the Commons on Brexit votes.


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