U.K. Minister Phillip Lee Resigns Ahead of Brexit Bill Showdown


May cranked up when a pro-E.U. Britain and the EU agree there must be no customs posts or other border infrastructure to impede the free flow of people and goods, but the United Kingdom has not said how that can be achieved if it is outside the customs union.

Pledging to support Mr Corbyn from the backbenches, she said on Twitter she could not vote for anything "that does not deliver the exit from the European Union that my constituents voted for".

After a dramatic day in Westminster where a late deal saw Theresa May stave off a Tory revolt, Mr McDonnell said: "I'm anxious at the moment by the experience of the last 24 hours and possibly the experience of the next 24 hours". The Daily Express thundered: "Ignore the will of the people at your peril".

"The time has come for our elected representatives to decide - are you or are you not the servants of the people?"

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

He added: "We understand the problems of trust there are at the moment with regard to how the Labour Party has operated in the past and, to be honest, how we have been depicted in some of the media at the moment". "I am trying to negotiate the best deal for Britain".

She told the Commons: "The central choice for Parliament is whenever we accept the outcome of the referendum or do we seek to subvert that process?"

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The E.U. (Withdrawal) Bill is the draft law that would set the legal framework for Brexit and Ms. Conservative MPs keen to retain the changes. May was fatally damaged by defeat, it could open the way for a hardline Brexiteer to take over the party and thereby the premiership.

- PM to discuss amendment handing control of negotiations to parliament. "I can not support the government's decision to oppose this amendment because doing so breaches such fundamental principles of human rights and parliamentary sovereignty", he said.

"A vote between bad and worse is not a meaningful vote".

Solicitor General Robert Buckland intervened four times during a speech by the former Attorney General Dominic Grieve, whose amendment would effectively give MPs a veto on the government's negotiating agenda if a deal isn't done by the end of November. Opening the debate, Brexit Secretary David Davis said: "What it actually amounts to is an unconstitutional shift, which risks undermining our negotiations with the European Union".

Not at all. Among the many issues outstanding ahead of Britain's planned withdrawal date of March 29, 2019 is the question of what happens to the Northern Irish border.

The logic of that argument is that EU negotiator Michel Barnier would prefer the softest of Brexits - a model known as "Norway plus", in which Britain remains in the European Economic Area (EEA) and the customs union, accepting all single market rules, including freedom of movement, and the EU's trade policy without any representation in Brussels.

"When I asked him tonight what had really been agreed, he was crystal clear that there has been no assurance or guarantee that the government will actually make a change to its plans, just a commitment to "further discussions" to try to find a way forward that may well result in a tweak - such as a new amendment", Kuenssberg says.