Theresa May is trying, yet again, to gather enough support for her Brexit deal, as Tuesday’s vote inches closer. Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party have said they will table a motion of no confidence in the PM if she doesn’t get her deal through.
Corbyn told the BBC’s Andrew Marr show: “We will table a motion of no confidence in the government at a time of our choosing, but it’s going to be soon, don’t worry about it.”
May plans to use a speech today to tell MPs and the UK public, that there is more chance of Parliament blocking Brexit than leaving the European Union without any deal.
Speaking to factory workers, today, the PM is due to say: “As we have seen over the last few weeks, there are some in Westminster who would wish to delay or even stop Brexit and who will use every device available to them to do so.”
She is also planing to add that she now believes MPs blocking any form of Brexit is more likely than a no-deal scenario. A stark warning for Leave supporting MPs within her own party, and beyong, who are intent on not backing the current deal she negotiated.
Mrs May will say: “I ask MPs to consider the consequences of their actions on the faith of the British people in our democracy.
“Imagine if an anti-devolution House of Commons had said to the people of Scotland or Wales that despite voting in favour of a devolved legislature, Parliament knew better and would overrule them. Or else force them to vote again.
“What if we found ourselves in a situation where Parliament tried to take the UK out of the EU in opposition to a remain vote?
“People’s faith in the democratic process and their politicians would suffer catastrophic harm. We all have a duty to implement the result of the referendum.”
The PM is set to give the example of Welsh devolution. Their referendum in 1997 saw people vote by a tiny margin of 0.3 per cent to support the creation of the Welsh Assembly. She will say: “That result was accepted by both sides and the popular legitimacy of that institution has never seriously been questioned.
“Parliament understood this fact when it voted overwhelmingly to trigger Article 50. And both major parties did so too when they stood on election manifestos in 2017 that pledged to honour the result of the referendum.”
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