Is The Threat From Theresa May’s Brexit Hardliners Over?

Is The Threat From Theresa May’s Brexit Hardliners Over?

"Because now as you say over with you in Brussels and getting virtually nothing except assurances and that simply will not do".

The PM will travel to the Belgian capital still faced with the same dilemma she faced before the no-confidence crisis.

Referring to reports Bercow had told students he voted remain in the 2016 referendum, the leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom said earlier this week, "he's made his views on Brexit on the record, and the problem with that of course is that the chair's impartiality is absolutely essential".

In an interview with the Austrian Der Standard newspaper, he said diplomats were working intensively on a form of words which could be agreed after Christmas.

But the party is also studying alternative, less drastic options, including tabling an urgent question on the government's no-deal preparations; and demanding a three-hour emergency debate to allow parliament to set out its expectations for the latest negotiations over the backstop.

Despite winning the vote, MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has called on the Prime Minister to "urgently" tender her resignation to The Queen.

May needs to win the support of 158 of her MPs - just over half - in order to defeat the no confidence motion, which was triggered when 48 Tories demanded a ballot.

Speaking in Downing Street moments after the result was announced, Mrs May acknowledged that a "significant" number of her MPs had voted against her and said: "I have listened to what they said".

And she said she and her administration had a "renewed mission", saying: "Following this ballot, we now need to get on with the job of delivering Brexit for the British people and building a better future for this country".

"... I recognise the strength of feeling in the House of Commons and thats what I will be putting to colleagues today".

"I don't expect an immediate breakthrough, but what I do hope is that we can start work as quickly as possible on the assurances that are necessary".

May's victory, "means she can not be challenged for another year, closing the route to a no deal outcome via Brexiteer victory in a Conservative party leadership election and a change in government policy".

"Labour is ready to govern for the whole country and deliver a deal".

Asked if the assurances should be legally binding, Mr Varadkar replied: "I don't think we could agree to anything that would change the content of the withdrawal agreement". "We can have a political discussion in this context".

Nell concedes the arithmetic to the deal passing through parliament remains challenging, however May's victory, "especially if combined with a protocol providing additional legal assurance on the temporary nature of the Irish backstop, could increase support for the Brexit deal in the vote promised by January 21".

UK May could continue as PM after multiple MPs voiced their support ahead of the key vote.

He reiterated: "If the backstop has an expiry date, if there is a unilateral exit clause, then it is not a backstop. That would be to render it inoperable", he said.

"It will be impossible to break open the negotiated Withdrawal Agreement".

Reports from Brussels suggest European Union leaders are considering a draft document stating the bloc "stands ready to examine whether any further assurance can be provided" to the United Kingdom on the backstop.

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