Your Duty Is To Deliver Brexit, Nick Ferrari Tells Tory Remainer

Cheryl Sanders
June 13, 2018

Labour's Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer believes that a Norway-style deal with the EU would not prevent a hard border in Northern Ireland and that becoming a member of the European Economic Area (EEA) - effectively keeping Britain in the EU single market - would be "totally incompatible" with the need to avoid a hard border with the Republic of Ireland, the Independent wrote.

That supposedly, according to BBC's Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg, drew a colorful response from a pro-EU Tory rebel: "If she f**ks us, she's f**ked".

Theresa May has averted an embarrassing defeat over the government's EU Withdrawal Bill by giving MPs a say on the next steps for Brexit if she fails to secure a withdrawal agreement by the end of November. Mrs May has a small majority in the House of Commons and there is every chance she could be defeated.

Davis agreed to remain in place after receiving a guarantee the arrangement would last just a year and held a short meeting with EU Brexit chief Michel Barnier in Brussels today.

But Brexiters reacted with fury to the idea that MPs could be allowed to constrain the government's ability to leave the European Union without a deal, if it believes that is the right course.

The spokesman added, following talks with the potential Tory rebels, the government would bring forward an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill, echoing Mr Grieve's, when it returns to the House of Lords on Monday.

Speaking in parliament on Wednesday, May said the government could never allow the hands of the government to be tied in the negotiations or allow the Brexit decision to be reversed.

However, Devon Tory Sarah Wollaston signalled that she would back Mr Grieve's amendment.

But, the pro-EU MPs' version of what they were promised appears to differ from what they government says it offered, threatening to reignite the dispute and reviving the possibility of a revolt that would badly damage May's authority.

Mr Buckland replied: "I entirely agree: the Government's policy is to achieve a deal because we are mindful of the points that he and others understand".

Two of the putative rebels, Anna Soubry and Heidi Allen, quickly said that did not match their recollection of what had been promised, with Soubry urging the government to "sort it please".

- PM avoids damaging "meaningful vote" defeat through new concessions. And if there is still no agreement before February 15 parliament would vote on whether to take over the Brexit process.

The bloc's Brexit negotiators have published an analysis of the Prime Minister's plans which suggests strongly that they will not be accepted.

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