Published: Fri, January 11, 2019
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

United Kingdom opposition leader Corbyn calls for election to break Brexit impasse

United Kingdom opposition leader Corbyn calls for election to break Brexit impasse

In a speech in Wakefield today, Mr Corbyn will say that a general election is the most "practical" and "democratic" way to "break the deadlock" in Parliament over Brexit. This LBC listener was keen to know.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called it "window-dressing", but May insisted she had gained new European Union assurances with legal status: "These discussions have shown that further clarification on the backstop is possible, and those talks will continue over the next few days".

A no-deal Brexit remains the default option if the Parliament doesn't back May's agreement on January 15, even though a majority of lawmakers supported a motion on Tuesday created to reduce the chances of Britain tumbling out of the bloc on 29 March.

The EU Withdrawal Act states that the Government must a statement of intent within 21 days of a defeat, meaning Mr Grieve's victory has sped up the timetable and hacked into the time available to Mrs May to secure concessions from Brussels before MPs vote again.

Watch what happened next above. "An extension would be a possibility because clearly there would have to be time to negotiate".

"Parliament has now asserted its authority and sovereignty and effectively exposed the threat of no deal as an empty one".


Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd said history will take "a dim view" of the PM's Cabinet if it presses ahead with a no-deal Brexit if MPs vote against her agreement next week.

There are unconfirmed reports that the European Union will convene Europe ministers for an emergency meeting on the day after the vote on the Brexit deal is scheduled to take place.

Most MPs, across the house, including many in government, would not countenance leaving on March 29 with no agreement.

There is no majority for a hard Brexit in parliament, but its supporters are applying pressure on May to accept that the Conservative membership is firmly on the side of a WTO Brexit rather than her deal.

"Almost nothing of what was promised during the referendum campaign has been delivered and as such I will be voting against the Prime Minister's Deal next week".

Mrs May has been speaking to some Labour MPs and the leaders of two of the UK's biggest trade unions, Len McCluskey of Unite and Tim Roache of the GMB, in a bid to try to build support for the deal.


He added that MPs have a responsibility to "current and future generations" to avoid leaving without a deal, something which "we would regret forever".

But many lawmakers, and businesses, say that could cause economic turmoil.

When asked to further clarify his comments, Mr Williamson said: "Britain will succeed regardless because Britain is one of the most inventive and creative of nations".

Nevertheless, that 40 to 80 Labour MPs could vote with the government on avoiding a "no deal" Brexit is significant in that it should allow the Brexit deal to ultimately sail through.

A number of Labour MPs in Leave-supporting constituencies back Mr Mann's amendment, which the MP said would open up the opportunity for other improvements to the prime minister's deal. He urged May to call a General Election if her deal gets voted down. Seven bills must be implemented in order to conclude a Brexit deal by March, including trade, agriculture, healthcare, financial services, fisheries and immigration, as well as legislation for the withdrawal agreement itself.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte agreed to do what they can to avoid a no-deal Brexit.


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