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PM under pressure for soft Brexit

by LLB Politics Reporter
1st Apr 19 12:58 pm

Parliament will try to take control over the UK’s departure from the EU on Monday, some lawmakers are wanting to force Theresa May to pursue stronger economic ties with the EU and drop her Brexit Strategy.

Three times May’s plan has been rejected although she has been mulling over a fourth attempt in Parliament.

The UK was due to leave the EU on Friday, it is still unclear as to whether or not the UK will ever leave.

The prime minister is looking rather week as she cannot get her deal through Parliament, many have voiced for her to resign. Today Juergen Maier, chief executive of Siemens said, “Where the UK used to be beacon for stability, we are now becoming a laughing stock.”

Parliament are to vote on Monday over different Brexit options, Jacob Rees-Mogg said told LBC, “My concern is that the prime minister is more concerned to avoid a no-deal Brexit than anything else and therefore I am very concerned that she could decide to go for a customs union tacked on to her deal.

“But if that happens, people like me will just continue campaigning to get us out of the customs union.”

Julian Smith Theresa May’s chief whip said the government should have been clear that the PMs loss of majority in the 2017 election would “inevitably” lead to a softer Brexit with the EU.

Smith told the BBC on Monday, “The government as a whole probably should have just been clearer on the consequences of that.

“The parliamentary arithmetic would mean that this would be inevitably a kind of softer type of Brexit.”

Smith further said their behaviour was the “worst example of ill-discipline in cabinet in British political history.”

May’s spokesman said of Smith’s comments, “The PM made it clear that there was a need to bring the country back together after the Brexit vote and that is what they [the government] are working to achieve.”

Parliament will start voting from 7pm on Monday evening over a range of Brexit options that John Bercow, the Speaker of the House decides to select.

David Gauke, the justice secretary said, “There are no ideal choices available and there are very good arguments against any possible outcome at the moment but we are going to have to do something.”

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