Cabinet minister could face suspension over Brexit legal advice

Cabinet minister could face suspension over Brexit legal advice

Cabinet minister could face suspension over Brexit legal advice

The big season finale of the Game of Votes.

May must clear before Parliament votes on December 11 on her deal for Britain's exit from the European Union.

However voters are also skeptical that a People's Vote would be held before Brexit day on March 29, 2019.

United Kingdom lawmakers are set to begin debating May's Brexit package this week, but the signs don't look promising for the prime minister.

But the legal advice says the so-called "backstop", or guarantee of no hard border between European Union member Ireland and UK-governed Northern Ireland, "will continue to apply unless and until it is superseded" by new trading arrangements with the EU.

The party says it will accuse the government of being in contempt of Parliament if it does not release it.

May said that during her meetings with world leaders she had updated them on the Brexit deal and told them it would be a good deal for the global economy as well as worldwide firms which have invested in Britain or that use European bases to supply the United Kingdom market.

Sir Keir said: "The Government has failed to publish the Attorney General's full and final legal advice to the Cabinet, as ordered by Parliament".

MPs may move against the Prime Minister tomorrow, with figures from the DUP, Labour, Liberal Democrats and SNP planning to send a letter to Commons speaker John Bercow insisting the full advice be published.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday urged British Prime Minster Theresa May to ensure stability as Britain leaves the European Union and asked her to do what she could to avoid a "no deal" Brexit.

Javid also said details of Britain's post-Brexit immigration system would not be published before the vote but he said it would bring net migration down to a sustainable level.

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox said he would have preferred the United Kingdom to be able to unilaterally terminate the backstop arrangement, while Theresa May's chief Europe adviser Olly Robbins admitted the situation was "uncomfortable".

If she loses, May could call for a second vote. "I simply say I can not compromise the public interest".

Appealing to dozens of his Conservative colleagues set to vote against the deal, Mr Cox said: "I make no bones about it - I would have preferred to have seen a unilateral right of termination in this backstop".

But he said it represented "a sensible compromise" and told MPs to "weigh it up against the other potential alternatives and to asses to whether it amounts to a calculated risk that this government and this house should take in these circumstances". Both Conservative and Labour manifestos at the last election said they respected the leave vote in the 2016 referendum.

Asked if she was "knackered" after a busy schedule trying to convince the public of the benefits of her deal, Mrs May said: "It's a tough time, it's a hard terrible lot of work has had to go into this".

Speaking at the G20 summit in Argentina, Prime Minister May, for her part, tried to reassure G20 leaders that the Brexit deal would be of importance to the global economy.

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