In a last-ditch attempt to persuade MPs to back her Brexit deal on Tuesday, PM Theresa May is expected to warn that Parliament is more likely to block Brexit than let the UK leave without a deal.
In a speech today, May is also expected to say that there’s now more chance of members of Parliament blocking Brexit than of the no-deal outcome preferred by many eurosceptic Tories who want a clean break from the EU. Thwarting Brexit would be a betrayal of millions of voters who opted to leave the bloc in 2016, she will say.
“What if we found ourselves in a situation where Parliament tried to take the U.K. out of the EU in opposition to a remain vote? People’s faith in the democratic process and their politicians would suffer catastrophic harm,” May will say in a speech in the city of Stoke-on-Trent on Monday, according to extracts released by her office. “We all have a duty to implement the result of the referendum.”
Labour has already vowed to table a vote of no confidence if May loses the crucial vote.