British MPs to hold key Brexit vote on January 15

British MPs to hold key Brexit vote on January 15

British MPs to hold key Brexit vote on January 15

Britain's beleaguered prime minister Theresa May suffered her first - but unlikely to be her last - Parliamentary defeat of 2019 when an amendment to a finance bill that which had cross-party support in the House of Commons was passed by 303 to 296 votes.

MPs have fired a warning shot across the Government's bows as they backed an amendment meant to limit ministers' tax raising powers in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Instead, its goal has been to galvanise MPs across the house and prove there is a parliamentary majority to oppose no deal, which they expect could grow when subsequent amendments are tabled to other bills, which could have wider-reaching consequences.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, as the next vote began, turned and applauded Cooper and gave her a thumbs up.

As UK Prime Minister Theresa May readies Parliament to vote on her Brexit draft plan, a coalition of MPs have hatched a plot to shut down Westminster in a move reminiscent of political in-fighting under the Trump Administration in Washington.

Treasury select committee chairwoman Ms Morgan said: "Many of us have been clear that parliament will not allow a no-deal situation to unfold, and with less than 12 weeks to go until 29 March it is time for parliament to show our opposition to a no-deal exit".

More than 200 MPs from across the Commons have been invited to Downing Street to meet the Prime Minister today after signing a letter calling on her to rule out no-deal.

Mrs May will then close the five-day debate ahead of the vote on the afternoon of January 15.

Johnson wrote in his column in the Daily Telegraph: "Of all the options suggested by pollsters - staying in the European Union, coming out on Theresa May's terms, or coming out on World Trade terms - it is the last, the so-called no-deal option, that is gaining in popularity".

"Obviously she has had a lot of important discussions over the Christmas break with other European leaders and I'm sure she would want to update parliament".

"Everyone recognizes that Brexit is an existential threat to the United Kingdom automotive industry and we hope a practical solution will prevail", he said, calling for lawmakers to support May's deal to guarantee a transition period.

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Meanwhile, Business Secretary Greg Clark told the House of Commons that a no-deal Brexit "should not be contemplated".

Twenty Tory Ministers rebelled against the government in the vote.

"I don't think anybody can say exactly what will happen in terms of the reaction we will see in Parliament".

By preventing the government from implementing no deal provisions without MPs' consent, its aim is to help block the possibility of leaving the European Union without a divorce deal.

May warned Conservative MPs who are planning to vote down her deal that they risked triggering "no Brexit" at all.

The test at the disused airfield comes as no-deal preparations are ramped up amid bitter deadlock over Brexit in Parliament.

He said support for leaving without a deal was "hardening".

"I'm anxious we could come to the crunch and parliament will not have the powers to stop [no deal] happening", she said.

London and Brussels are also understood to be in talks about an exchange of letters setting the end of 2021 as the target for a trade deal, meaning the backstop would be limited to just one year.

But Mr Fox, who backs Mrs May's deal, said it would be "irresponsible to tie the government's hands" at this stage by ruling out any options.

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