Published On: Wed, Apr 10th, 2019

Brexit news: MPs plan to sneak withdrawal agreement through Parliament to save May | UK | News

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The Government could reportedly put the withdrawal agreement before MPs instead of holding a meaningful vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal as the Prime Minister looks to push her Brexit deal through. Led by Commons leader Andrea Leadsom, the Government is trying to sneak the withdrawal agreement through the Commons in order to try and ratify the deal as quickly as possible. With Mrs May desperately looking for support on her deal, winning a vote on the withdrawal agreement would be a huge boost for the Prime Minister as she looks to seek an extension from the EU this week.

In a bid to try and find consensus on Brexit and get her deal through Parliament, Mrs May has reached out to Jeremy Corbyn in order to try and find support.

As a result of the Prime Minister’s attempt at allegiance with Mr Corbyn, MPs within her party have tried to remove the Prime Minister from office.

In reference to the meeting with Mr Corbyn, chairman of the 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady said: “There is, at the moment, no deal with Labour.

“It was only a briefing on the discussions that have been going on and on other aspects of the situation, obviously leading up to the EU Council on Wednesday.”


Rumours also emerged that backbench MPs had tried to table an indicative vote of no confidence in Mrs May.

Asked on the reported vote, Sir Graham said: “All sorts of things are possible.

“But as I made clear last week, the executive have discussed this and there’s no intention of proceeding.”

In a bid to confirm an extension to Brexit, Mrs May faced European leaders last night to try and get a short extension.

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After the Cooper amendment was passed on Monday night, Mrs May is now legally required to ask for an extension to Brexit provided it was not earlier than May 22.

In a blow to Mrs May, EU Council president Donald revealed that leaders had little confidence that the Prime Minister will get her deal through Parliament.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel could support a long extension until 2020 with the proviso that the Uk could leave earlier.

French President Emmanuel Macron has a taken a tougher line with suggestions that he wants to put in place conditions for any possible delay.

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