Published: Wed, April 10, 2019
Money | By Ralph Mccoy

MPs to take back control of Brexit agenda

MPs to take back control of Brexit agenda

Ford of Europe Chairman Steven Armstrong told The Associated Press that "a no-deal Brexit would be a disaster for the automotive industry in the U.K". But they're fraught with danger for the premier, who suffered two ministerial resignations Wednesday over her outreach to the "Marxist" Labour leader.

He told May that Labour wanted a customs union with the EU, access to its single market and raised "the option of a public vote to prevent crashing out or leaving on a bad deal". He said: "I've spoken out against a customs union, but I do want to see an outcome from these talks that can deliver Brexit". Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond also signaled it's an area to look at. "Some kind of customs arrangement is clearly going to be a part of the future structure".

"Far better now to request a long extension from the EU, to fight the European elections - to make that possible - by all means, then, to allow the Commons to come up with what a compromise might look like but then ask the people across the United Kingdom whether they want to accept a second-best compromise or whether, actually now, given everything we've learned over the past three years, they might think the best option now for the whole of the United Kingdom is to remain in the EU".

The process was launched after MPs voted to take control of the Brexit agenda from the government after repeatedly defeating May's deal.

(AP) - The British government and senior opposition figures were meeting Thursday in search of a new plan on how the country leaves the European Union as Prime Minister Theresa May tried to stop her shift toward compromise from splitting her Conservative Party.

MPs will tonight be voting in their second round of indicative votes as they try to form a consensus on how to resolve the Brexit impasse.

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The U.K.'s deadlocked Parliament failed to agree on a new blueprint for Brexit, rejecting all the options that were put forward to replace Theresa May's unpopular deal. "Time is very short".

"I am offering to sit down with the leader of the opposition to try to agree on a plan that we would both stick to, to ensure that we leave the European Union and that we do so with a deal".

Some leadership hopefuls have already starting setting up their stalls by talking about their policies for the post-May Britain.

The divorce was due to have taken place March 29, but Parliament thrice refused to agree to the terms that May spent two years negotiating with the bloc, and has failed to come up with an alternative plan. Leaders of the bloc, exasperated by the chaos in London, say they will only grant a delay to Brexit if Britain comes up with a workable new plan.

The bill, which would require May to bring a motion to delay the date of Brexit, now needs to be approved by the upper house, the House of Lords.

Brexiteer Tory Sir Bill Cash said trying to go through these stages in one day made it a "reprehensible procedure".

"That is not, sir, a considered debate", Francois said.

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