Scottish parties unite against May's Conservatives on Brexit deal

Scottish parties unite against May's Conservatives on Brexit deal

The prime minister's team have told they think she will excel in the debate, as she has been fully dedicated to the Brexit deal. This is a debate about looking ahead to the vote which is taking place on December 11.

Mrs May secured an agreement with European Union leaders on Sunday (Nov 25) that will see Britain leave the bloc in March next year with continued close trade ties, but the odds look stacked against her getting it through a deeply divided British Parliament.

So if May wants to avoid losing both Brexit deal and her job, it may be that she needs to stop being quite so coy about the path or paths she may take, if (when?) she loses in 10 days.

The longer she says that her deal is the only deal, the longer all MPs - including her own, like Gyimah - have to formulate counter-proposals.

"We will be explaining to members of parliament why we believe that this is a good deal for the UK", May told reporters on the plane to the G20 summit in Argentina when asked if she had a back-up plan.

How these MPs decide to vote could be crucial in determining whether Mrs May can get the deal through Parliament - or the difference between a narrow defeat and a huge loss.

"I believe that as a country we can really prosper outside the EU".

As you will know, up to 6 options for the UK's future will be voted on in the House of Commons on 11th December.

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"The day after the prime minister's stage-managed visit to Scotland, during which she failed to engage with any politicians or individuals who oppose her proposals, this unique and positive cooperation between four of the five parties at Holyrood indicates Scotland's strength of feeling on Brexit and the prime minister's untenable position, as well as illustrating the isolation of the (Conservatives) on this matter", they said in a joint statement.

He replied: "I don't see why it should".

Mr Gyimah's announcement came as Mrs May disclosed she had given up efforts to gain access to the EU's Galileo satellite navigation system for defence and critical national infrastructure purposes, after being frozen out by Brussels because of Brexit. "I think it is important we bring the country together and actually look to our future outside the European Union".

He said: "If this deal is rejected in the Commons, we are left with, as was stressed a few weeks ago from Prime Minister May, an alternative - no deal or no Brexit at all".

She said her TV debate with the Labour leader would not be about the same arguments as the 2016 referendum, during which there were multiple live debates from all factions.

The Prime Minister said her proposed deal "expressly" states that Britain will be able to strike independent trade deals with the USA and other countries, contrary to Mr Trump's claims earlier this week.

She said: "I am going to be explaining why I think this deal is the right deal for the United Kingdom - and yes, I am ready to debate it with Jeremy Corbyn. But then we didn't win 100 percent of the vote (in the referendum)", Gove wrote.