Published: Tue, July 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

There will be no second Brexit referendum, says May's spokesman

There will be no second Brexit referendum, says May's spokesman

Negotiations on the withdrawal agreement and future relationship resumed at official level in Brussels on Monday, with new Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab due to hold his first face-to-face talks with the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier on Thursday.

Barnier has warned that it will be hard to reach a conclusion in the negotiations by the October target.

The size of the threat to her position should become clear on Monday when euroskeptic MPs put forward a series of proposals to toughen up the government's customs legislation during a parliamentary debate.

After what had been a disastrous week for Brexit, following the resignations of key figureheads David Davis and Boris Johnson, the prime minister now has to come to terms with even more divisions within her own party.

"This would be the ultimate betrayal of the Brexit vote", May wrote in The Mail on Sunday newspaper. "This government will never stand for that". This would put at risk our ability to make the necessary preparations for a no deal.

On Sunday, Robert Courts, the MP who took over David Cameron's old constituency said he was resigning as a parliamentary private secretary to the Foreign Office so that he could vote against the government in the customs bill.

"I'm sure Theresa May does not want to split the Conservative Party and therefore she will find that the inevitable effect of the parliamentary arithmetic is that she will need to change it (the Brexit policy) to keep the party united", Rees-Mogg said.

"Actually the fact that they represent 28 different countries means they come up with sub-optimal outcomes all the time and actually we're the country that does least well out of the European Union free trade agreements".

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He said: "I can't possibly dress it up in any other words than it's an absolute shambles and a self-inflicted shambles by Number 10".

He described Ms Greening's call for a second referendum as "a little ill-thought out", saying: "If we wanted to extend the uncertainty for another long period this is one way of doing it". "That would be damaging to our "no deal" preparations".

Discussing the Prime Minister's Chequers plan for Brexit she said: "I don't think it can work". The people changed their minds on Theresa May, why not on Brexit too?

As Tory infighting over Brexit continues, the party has slumped six points in an Opinium poll.

Labour MP John Mann said some of his colleagues could back May's proposals. "There is not going to be a second referendum ... under any circumstances", the spokesman told reporters.

Eurosceptics believe it keeps Britain too close to the European Union, and Davis, the former Brexit secretary, warned in the Financial Times on Monday it would deny the government the "freedom to run our own economy".

However she insisted her plan offered the only workable solution to maintain "frictionless" trade with the European Union and avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic while allowing the United Kingdom to strike trade deals around the world.

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