UK: May suffers defeat over vote on no-deal Brexit

UK: May suffers defeat over vote on no-deal Brexit

UK: May suffers defeat over vote on no-deal Brexit

While it acknowledged there was not yet a majority in the Commons for another referendum, the report said support was growing, with MPs from all parties having rejected a no-deal Brexit.

The Commons will begin five days of debate on Wednesday, culminating in the "meaningful vote" next week which could determine the fate of her Government.

On the question of whether she'll get her deal through Parliament, she repeated that she's looking for "further assurances" from the European Union to deal with her party's concerns.

In the "unlikely event" ministers tried to ignore such a vote and and force a "last-minute capitulation" by MPs or leave the European Union without a deal, the report said MPs would have a range of mechanisms to make them back down.

Twenty Tory rebel MPs defied the whips to back the change - including former ministers Kenneth Clarke, Sir Michael Fallon, Justine Greening, Dominic Grieve and Sam Gyimah.

"Today's trial can not possibly duplicate the reality of 4,000 trucks being held at Manston airport in the event of a no-deal Brexit", Burnett said.

And she said: "More than ever we need to find the centre, reach across the House and find a majority for what will be agreed".

The Work and Pensions Secretary, who backed Remain in the 2016 referendum, told fellow ministers: "History will take a dim view of a Cabinet that presses ahead with no deal".

It was the first time since James Callaghan was PM in the 1970s that a government has been defeated in a vote on the Finance Bill, which is used to enact the Budget.

Among Brexiteers there was some suspicion as to why ministers chose to oppose a relatively minor amendment rather than avoid defeat by letting it go through unopposed.

Mrs May will make a final pitch for MPs to back her agreement moments before they vote.

The threat against Mr Boles comes amid rising concern at harassment and abuse of MPs outside Parliament.

These could include tabling further amendments to other bills needed in preparation for Brexit, blocking new regulations and staging votes of confidence in individual ministers.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

Cooper told HuffPost UK: "If the Government won't rule out No Deal then Parliament has to step in".

The Irish government has said it is willing to give further "written guarantees" to reassure MPs that the United Kingdom will not be "trapped" - although it has said the agreement can not be changed.

Theresa May suffered a defeat in Parliament as MPs restricted the tax powers of the government in the case of a "no-deal" Brexit.

Police say they are investigating to determine if any crimes were committed. It's the latest intensification of German-Irish contacts as Westminster prepares to vote on British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal next week.

Lidington said the vote showed that many lawmakers do not want a no deal but he cautioned that it was not enough to show simply what lawmakers did not want.

Another campaign group, Another Europe is Possible, said 201 constituency Labour parties were set to debate motions calling it to take a stronger line against Brexit by the end of this month.

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