Brexit news latest: Theresa May to warn Britain more likely to stay in the EU than leave under No Deal if MPs reject her plan

Evening Standard | 1/14/2019 | Staff
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Parliament is more likely to block Britain's exit from the European Union than allow it to crash out without a deal, Theresa May is set to warn as she launches a last-ditch plea to MPs to back her Brexit deal.

The Prime Minister will use a speech on the eve of the critical Commons vote on her exit plan to urge MPs to consider the "consequences" of their actions on the faith of British people in democracy.

Warning - Harm - Politicians - Result - Referendum

She is expected to reiterate her warning that "catastrophic harm" will be inflicted to trust in politicians if they fail to implement the result of the referendum.

With less than 36 hours to go until the long-awaited vote, Mrs May will say, based on last week's Westminster drama, that she now believes MPs blocking Brexit is a more likely outcome than leaving without a deal.

Backbenchers - Bill - Monday - Night - MPs

This comes as three backbenchers said they plan to publish a bill on Monday night, letting MPs frame a "compromise" Brexit deal if Theresa May fails to come up with a Plan B.

Conservative Nick Boles said he, Sir Oliver Letwin and Nicky Morgan were behind the "European Union Withdrawal Number 2 Bill", giving the Government three more weeks to get a compromise deal passed through Parliament.

Speaker - John - Bercow - Uproar - Commons

Speaker John Bercow sparked uproar in the Commons last week after he selected an amendment from Tory former minister Dominic Grieve which attempts to speed up the process for the Government to reveal what it will do next if the PM's Brexit deal is rejected.

Mrs May is expected to tell factory workers in pro-Leave Stoke-on-Trent on Monday: "I ask MPs to consider the consequences of their actions on the faith of the British people in our democracy.

Imagine - Anti-devolution - House - Commons - People

"Imagine if an anti-devolution House of Commons had said to the people of Scotland or Wales that despite voting...
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