Brexit: PM Theresa May to present Plan B on Monday

May’s Plan B statement will also be subject to amendments before being put to a vote in the House of Commons on January 29. Unless the discredited agreement is brought back with changes incorporating the views of the rebels, it is unlikely to be passed.

After suffering a major defeat in parliament on the EU withdrawal agreement last week, Prime Minister Theresa is due to present her Plan B on Monday, as the March 29 exit date draws near and rebel MPs plot new amendments and motions.

Downing Street cautioned the MPs not to try to frustrate the Brexit process by tabling amendments and motions that would, in effect, delay or lead to the UK not leaving the EU at all. Conservative and Labour MPs are due to table new motions on Monday.

May’s Plan B statement will also be subject to amendments before being put to a vote in the House of Commons on January 29. Unless the discredited agreement is brought back with changes incorporating the views of the rebels, it is unlikely to be passed.

Leading Brexiteer Liam Fox, who is also secretary for international trade, on Sunday accused MPs opposed to Brexit of trying to, in effect, steal Brexit: “You’ve got a Leave population and a Remain Parliament. Parliament has not got the right to hijack the Brexit process.”

“What we are now getting are some of those who were always absolutely opposed to the result of the referendum, trying to hijack Brexit…On this point, Parliament subcontracted its sovereignty on the issue of whether we stayed in the European Union or not to the people of this country,” he told BBC.

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