Wednesday 22 May 2019

Cancel The Vote And Go NOW: Even May's close Allies Beg Her To Dump Her Doomed Brexit Plan With 65 Tories Members pledging To Vote Against It

Cancel the vote and go NOW: Even MayĆ¢€™s close allies beg her to dump her doomed Brexit plan
The Prime Minister faces a three-hour bruising in the Commons later during PMQs and then a debate on her Brexit bill, which will be published later. Yesterday Mrs May took the gamble of offering MPs a binding vote on a second referendum - if they backed her withdrawal agreement at the fourth attempt. 

But her speech was branded a 'f***ing disaster' by one minister with 65 Tory MPs set to vote against her deal next month - including u-turns from more than 30 who had voted for it last time - and Labour rebels also refusing to bail her out. 

Today Environment Secretary Michael Gove avoided saying if the PM would be in post after next week and said the cabinet will 'reflect over next few days' on whether the Brexit bill will definitely be voted on in the first week of June. And when asked if he could work with Boris Johnson - who he fell out within 2016 - he called the leadership favourite 'a Conservative of flair, elan and intellect' who 'served as foreign secretary with distinction'.

Boris Johnson has ruled out voting for the deal

Jacob Rees-Mogg has also come out against
Environment Secretary Michael Gove refused to guarantee that the Withdrawal Agreement Bill would come to the Commons in the week beginning June 3, as had previously been promised.
'We will reflect over the course of the next few days on how people look at the proposition that has been put forward,' he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.
Jeremy Corbyn is expected to refuse the PM's plea for help to pass her deal
Jeremy Corbyn is expected to refuse the PM's plea for help to pass her deal
'But there has to be a vote on a Withdrawal Agreement implementation bill.'
He added: 'I think that, rather than saying anything precipitate, I think everyone should take an opportunity to reflect on what the PM will say later today and look at the Bill.'
Mr Gove told Today: 'I think the most important thing we should do is reflect on all the options in front of us.
'I can understand the strong feelings - I have strong feelings - on leaving the European Union that have been aired and articulated over the course of the last 24 hours.
'I think it is also important that there is a period of reflection and a period of analysis as we look at what the Prime Minister has put forward.'
Asked about the 1922 Committee's decisions on Mrs May's future and whether she would still be Prime Minister next Tuesday, after the results of the European elections are clear, Mr Gove said: 'I am a supporter of the Prime Minister, I voted for her in the last vote of confidence, I believe that she is working incredibly hard in a difficult situation in order to find a way through for this country, and she has my respect and support.
'I think the Prime Minister will be Prime Minister next Tuesday, yes.'
In a letter to Mr Corbyn, Mrs May highlighted the tests he had set at the start of the failed process to reach a cross-party agreement, and insisted that the proposals would hold 'for the remainder of this parliament' - a reference to his concerns that her successor could unpick a deal.
She told him: 'I have shown ... that I am willing to compromise to deliver Brexit for the British people.
'The WAB is our last chance to do so. I ask you to compromise too so that we can deliver what both our parties promised in our manifestos and restore faith in our politics.'
On Tuesday Mr Corbyn said: 'We will, of course, look seriously at the details of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill when it is published.
'But we won't back a repackaged version of the same old deal - and it's clear that this weak and disintegrating government is unable to deliver on its own commitments.'
Mrs May's Brexit deal was hanging by a thread last night as furious Tory MPs savaged her decision to open the door to a second referendum.
She pleaded with Parliament to finally approve her plan so Britain could avoid 'a nightmare future of permanently polarised politics'.
Desperate to win over Labour MPs, she also suggested the agreement could be amended to include a temporary customs union. The move followed a fractious three-hour Cabinet meeting, in which at least two ministers are said to have hinted they might resign in protest at the concessions.
Boris Johnson, who voted for Mrs May's deal at the third attempt, led the attacks on her latest offer, saying: 'Now we are being asked to vote for a customs union and a second referendum. The Bill is directly against our manifesto – and I will not vote for it. We can and must do better – and deliver what the people voted for.'
Former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab, who is lining up against Mr Johnson to succeed the PM, said he could not support legislation 'that would be the vehicle for a second referendum or customs union'.
Mark Francois led hardline Eurosceptic MPs in insisting Mrs May's concessions were 'dead on arrival'. Some Tory MPs even called on the PM to quit immediately 
Jeremy Corbyn initially said Labour would 'look seriously' at the proposals. But he later warned: 'Theresa May's new Brexit deal is a rehash of her old bad deal and Labour cannot support it.'
The Prime Minister appeared to be on course for a crushing three-figure defeat as MPs from almost all sides rejected her proposals, with Brexiteers branding it a 'direct insult' and a 'dog's breakfast', while Labour and key Remainers said it did not go far enough. 
As the problems for the premier deepened, Jacob Rees-Mogg, the DUP and more moderate Tories publicly declared that they will vote against the Bill - putting it on track for a crushing defeat.
Richmond MP Zac Goldsmith called for the Prime Minister to 'go', saying: 'I supported the PM's rotten deal last time as I felt we could then draw a line and select a new PM to pick up the pieces.
'But I cannot support this convoluted mess.'   
Via - Dailymail

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