Published: Fri, December 07, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Theresa May's team are considering a People's Vote

Theresa May's team are considering a People's Vote

Mrs May is reportedly dead set on delivering the result of the 2016 referendum and "loses her temper and raises her voice" when the prospect of a re-run of the vote is raised.

"MPs, who are not trained lawyers, need to be fully aware of the implications and ramifications of the Brexit deal from a legal perspective".

She confirmed she was in discussions with MPs opposed to the deal about giving parliament a say in whether the United Kingdom entered backstop arrangements or extended the transition period.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during the scheduled Prime Minister's Questions time in the House of Commons, in London, December 5, 2018.

Parliament's vote on British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal will go ahead on December 11, her office said on Thursday, despite a newspaper report that ministers had sought a delay to prevent a defeat so big it might bring down the government.

'If a bad Brexit is forced upon our country and jobs and the economy are not protected, many of our people who have suffered from eight years of austerity will suffer even more, ' he said.

Both opponents and allies alike have spent days criticising the agreement, especially the backstop, meant to ensure there is no return to a hard border between British-ruled Northern Ireland and EU-member Ireland.

"But if under the current rules we can not get an election, all options must be on the table".

But speaking in Tuesday's Commons debate Sir Graham said "there has to be a way to leave" the backstop mechanism without the EU's approval.

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Concerns about the backstop are a key driver of opposition to the deal among both May's own Conservative lawmakers and the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which props up her minority government.

Mr Benyon has consistently pledged his support to Mrs May throughout months of Brexit negotiations, having voiced his support for her previously failed Chequers Brexit plan and rejected amendments tabled by Jacob Rees-Mogg's European Research Group in June.

Former foreign minister and leading Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson said May was wrong to say parliament might be able to choose whether to trigger the backstop or extend a transition period, under which more European Union membership terms would apply.

Asked if the DUP was prepared to precipitate a general election, the party's Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "If it comes to the point where the Government makes, shows, a determination to implement the Withdrawal Agreement with its damaging terms at present, or some future version of it, which is still equally damaging, we will not be supporting the Government".

"The alternative is uncertainty and risk - the risk Brexit could be stopped, the risk we could crash out with no deal".

May's critics, including both supporters and opponents of Brexit, say that means Britain could be subject to European Union laws long after it has given up any influence over determining them.

"The vote will take place on Tuesday as planned", May's spokeswoman said.

Britain's pro-Brexit Trade Minister Liam Fox said it was now possible that Brexit would not happen.

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