Six Labour frontbenchers resign in protest at Labour’s Brexit position

Six Labour frontbenchers resign in protest at Labour’s Brexit position

She said: "I can not countenance Parliament being able to overturn the will of the British people: Parliament gave the decision to the British people, the British people voted to leave the European Union and as Prime Minister I'm determined to deliver that".

The government, which has promised MPs a "meaningful vote" on the final deal, avoided defeat on the issue on Tuesday as it overturned a series of amendments to the bill made by peers.

Further votes on EU Withdrawal Bill amendments will take place on Wednesday, with no defeats expected for the government after ministers agreed a compromise wording over post-Brexit plans for a "customs arrangement".

The European Union Withdrawal Bill, meant to enact Britain's exit from the bloc, has had a rocky ride through Parliament.

The BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg said she had been told by a government source that no actual concessions had been agreed, and the only agreement was to keep talking.

"And the thought of no deal absolutely terrifies us".

"The government can not demonstrate the flexibility necessary for a successful deal if its hands are tied midway through that process", Davis said.

Downing Street insisted today it will not accept a compromise tabled by former Cabinet minister Dominic Grieve, which would force the government to come up with a new strategy in the event of the Brexit deal being rejected, and put that to MPs again for approval.

And in a signal of deepening Tory tensions over Europe, Phillip Lee quit as justice minister hours before yesterday's vote in protest at the Brexit plans.

At Prime minister's Questions on Wednesday Mrs May said that Parliament can not be allowed to "overturn the will of the British people" on Brexit.

It gives the Commons the ability to send May back to the negotiating table, and probably wouldn't let the government walk away without a deal.

Of the 15 amendments introduced by the Lords to the bill, the government's main opposition, the Labour Party is backing 14.

Fans loved Senegal's celebrations after World Cup win
Cisse however agrees that after five defeats in the six games featuring African teams, the hunt for glory could take some time . Coming in the third minute, it was the second fastest red card in World Cup history and the first of this year's tournament.

The Prime Minister's flagship legislation is on a knife edge as the government bids to reverse a slew of amendments imposed by the House of Lords.

"Issues most likely to provoke rebellions include the" meaningful vote" and the question of whether the date of Brexit should be written into law - both due for votes on Tuesday afternoon - as well as whether the United Kingdom should stay in the customs union or EEA, which should come early on Wednesday evening.

The Commons decisively rejected the Lords amendment 324 votes to 298, with cheers from the Tory benches as the result was delivered.

It has been two years since Britain voted to exit the European Union, and there are eight months until the U.K.is due to leave the bloc on March 29, 2019.

A paper laying out the U.K. government position on future relations, due to be published this month, has been delayed until July because the Cabinet can not agree on a united stance.

She now relies on the support of a small Northern Irish party.

Without this amendment, the Government could theoretically agree to keeping the Charter of Fundamental Rights, and then immediately challenge it after Brexit.

The Sun had a front page of British icons including Stonehenge, a fish and chip shop, a London bus and a football, saying "Great Britain or Great Betrayal".

The Daily Express featured the British flag as its front page with the headline: "Ignore the will of the people at your peril".

Anna Soubry, a pro-EU Conservative lawmaker, said she knew of one legislator who would not vote with their conscience because of "threats to their personal safety" and that of staff and family.

The fall-out from Britain's referendum vote in 2016 to leave the European Union has reshaped politics, deepening divisions within its main parties and raising tensions between its four nations - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Related Articles