Posted on Jan 03, 2019
Britain is more likely to end up leaving the European Union without a deal if parliament rejects the agreement Prime Minister Theresa May has negotiated with Brussels, Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Thursday.
With less than three months until Brexit, parliamentarians will make a pivotal decision later this month: accept May’s plans for a managed exit and relatively close economic ties, or reject the deal and spawn huge uncertainty about the country’s next steps.
“No deal will be far more likely if MPs reject the government’s Brexit deal later this month,” Barclay wrote in the Daily Express newspaper, arguing that May’s plan was the only “workable deal” available.
May is seeking extra reassurances from Brussels to help persuade sceptical lawmakers within her own party, and the Democratic Unionist Party, the small Northern Irish party that props up her minority government, to back her plan. The vote is due in the week beginning January 14th.
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