Key Labour figures urge party to prepare for a new Brexit poll

Sunday, 02 Dec, 2018

"The EU said there was nothing else available, but what you see in the [Brexit deal] is.a more ambitious free trade agreement than Canada, that ends free movement which Norway doesn't do".

Asked in a BBC interview if she would seek a second vote, she declined to answer directly, repeating her comment that she was only focusing on the Dec 11 vote.

Speaking to a parliamentary committee, May was asked several times whether she would personally allow a disorderly Brexit to happen if - as looks increasingly likely - MPs vote down the deal she has struck with the EU.

"We don't see any alternative coming forward from the Labour Party".

"The problem is that people are right to be distrustful, for there is an effort both to frighten and to gull them into acquiescing into a non-Brexit Brexit".

Japanese automakers Honda and Nissan have warned that new tariffs or other trade barriers with the European Union would damage their competitiveness of their British factories, which employ thousands of people.

May said, given the EU's decision "to bar the United Kingdom from being fully involved in developing all aspects of Galileo, it is only right that we find alternatives".

Theresa May has accused Labour of planning a "betrayal of the British people" by voting down her Brexit deal and pushing the country towards a no-deal departure from the EU.

Demonstrators hold flares and a banner over Westminster Bridge in front of the Parliament buildings in London, Nov. 28, 2018.

Voters need "clarity" about whether, by ruling out the backstop arrangement which the European Union has demanded to keep the Irish border open after Brexit, Labour is effectively backing the no-deal outcome which the Bank of England this week warned could trigger recession, said the PM. "It says we will be able to do those trade deals, and we will be able to do them with the U.S. and others".

"It is expressly referenced in the deal that we have negotiated with the EU".

"If only politicians could stick to their word and impartial institutions could stick to their jobs then democracy would flourish", he added.

We would question whether the current proposals - which do not in our view meet the requirements under Ofcom for due impartiality, nor ensure that an appropriately wide range of views are represented and given due weight in the debate (Ofcom 5.5 and 5.12 and 5.13) - are in line with those guidelines.

On Thursday, the Bank of England (BoE) warned that such an eventuality could drag the United Kingdom into a recession and cause GDP to fall by up to eight percent, echoing countless other warnings about Britain crashing out of the EU.

Theresa May's hopes of winning backing for her Brexit deal have suffered a fresh blow as universities and science minister Sam Gyimah announced he was quitting.

I am writing in relation to the proposed BBC TV debate on Brexit to take place on Sunday 9th December and would like to raise a number of concerns with you at this point.

"A big hit on our economy will mean an increase in local poverty, fewer resources locally to plan and deliver our services, no structured programme to support our local economies and real threats to all aspects of our import and export trade", she said.