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Attorney General accidentally calls backstop 'mess' in Commons — Geoffrey Cox BLUNDER

14 March, 2019, 11:57 | Author: Lucille Rivera
  • Nigel Dodds deputy leader of the Democratic Unionist Party speaks outside the Cabinet Office in London's Whitehall. Jonathan Brady  PA Wire

The stinging 149-vote defeat stripped away May's control over the course of Brexit and handed it to Parliament, which is divided about what to do next.

And if that is turned down MPs will have a third vote in three days on whether to extend Article 50 and delay Brexit. "Voting against leaving without a deal and for an extension does not solve the problems we face". Does it want to hold a second referendum?

Failure could potentially leave the country crashing out with no deal, sparking shockwaves through global markets and possible question marks over May's leadership. May's political spokesman said she had not discussed resigning.

Now that the House of Commons gave leaving the European Union without an agreement a thumbs down, it is scheduled to vote Thursday on whether to ask the European Union to delay Brexit by up to three months.

The Commons will vote on the Brexit deal this evening at 7pm.

Conservative MP Dominic Grieve remained critical, however, saying that he would not back May's deal. "Instead the United Kingdom spiralled out of control".

Ireland's leader, Leo Varadkar, said the developments were positive and that the deal agreed Monday night was "complementary" to the withdrawal agreement.

Brexit-supporters in Britain fear the backstop could be used to bind the country to European Union regulations indefinitely.

• GBP plunges after UK Attorney General gives trashes May's last-minute deal with the EU.

However, the text of the 585-page withdrawal agreement remains unchanged.

In a letter setting out his thoughts on Theresa May's Strasbourg agreement, Mr Cox said that new provisions "reduce the risk" of the United Kingdom being "indefinitely and involuntarily" held in the backstop.

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Mr Cox told Parliament that the new deal would "strengthen and improve the withdrawal agreement" and said it was highly unlikely that an alternative to the backstop would not be agreed to.

However, a substantial defeat for the prime minister was likely to push sterling lower, he said.

"If you pushed me to the end point where it's a choice between no deal and no Brexit".

Extending the timeframe for Brexit requires approval from all 27 remaining European Union member countries.

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox has dealt a serious blow to Theresa May's hopes of getting her Brexit deal through parliament, writing in new legal advice that the risk of being trapped in the Irish border backstop remains "unchanged" despite last-minute assurances.

"Today is our Hotel California moment". This is what we can expect tonight.

It recovered to a drop of 1.02 per cent by and 0.79 per cent against the dollar by 4.10pm, but it remained a disatrous day.

On the eve of Tuesday's vote in London, May flew to Strasbourg, France, to seek revisions, guarantees or other changes from European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that would persuade reluctant British legislators to back her withdrawal agreement with the EU, which they resoundingly rejected in January.

"I am very, very suspicious and concerned about the time scale", Conservative lawmaker Andrew Bridgen said.

The EU said there would be no more negotiations with London on the divorce terms, struck with May after two-and-a-half years of tortuous negotiations.

In the staunchly pro-Brexit port of Dover in southern England, retiree Mary Simpson said she felt her voice as a "leave" voter had not been heard.



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