UK PM May: Failure to Back Her Brexit Plan Would Be ‘Catastrophic’

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Asked during an interview on BBC TV about the possibility of a second Brexit referendum, Corbyn said: "My own view is that I would rather get a negotiated deal now if we can to stop the danger of a no-deal exit from the European Union on 29 March which would be catastrophic for industry, catastrophic for trade". "So we need to explore what those circumstances might be and have an opinion so that how we can proceed from there". Their opposition to what they see as an overly soft exit has dogged her deal from the start.

During an interview with BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Ms Rudd three times declined to say whether she would remain a member of the government if it opted for a no-deal Brexit.

At regular protests outside Parliament, where pro and anti-Brexit demonstrators have been a regular sight for months, far-right groups have targeted MPs and journalists - particularly those members of May's Conservative Party who are skeptical of Brexit or support holding another referendum.

Theresa May's Brexit deal looks set to suffer a landslide defeat in the House of Commons on Tuesday.

That plan has been drawn up amid concern that additional border checks could lead to traffic problems at Welsh ports connected to the Republic of Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Warning of "catastrophic harm" to public trust in politicians if Brexit isn't delivered, Mrs May will "ask MPs to consider the consequences of their actions on the faith of the British people in our democracy".

"I think that is something that we would regret for many, many generations".

In other reports on Sunday, it was revealed that Bercow had met with arch Remainer Dominic Grieve before the Speaker breached Commons precedent by allowing Grieves' amendment on Wednesday in attempts to derail a WTO Brexit.

Mr Miles told the BBC's Sunday Politics Wales programme the Welsh Government had been "stepping up" its no-deal planning, which included ensuring there was enough medication available, as well as supporting businesses and livestock exporters. "I just can't see how it happens with that configuration of Parliament".

Theresa May enters one of the most tumultuous weeks of her turbulent premiership as the U.K. Parliament prepares to decide the fate of her Brexit deal, and possibly her tenure as prime minister. I think that what we are seeing is the house asserting itself in the face of its concerns about no deal.

Corbyn added: "I think you will find that when you get into serious negotiations as a government, determined to have that good relationship with Europe, that there will be an ability to negotiate".

And the prime minister made efforts to reach out to Labour and the unions in an 11th-hour bid to salvage a vote which she is expected to lose by a wide margin. "And both major parties did so too when they stood on election manifestos in 2017 that pledged to honour the result of the referendum".

Ms Rudd said it was "right" for the government to make preparations for a no-deal Brexit, comparing it to wearing a seatbelt when driving a fast auto.

Pressed for a third time by interviewer Justin Webb on whether she would quit if Mrs May went for the no-deal option, Ms Rudd cut him short by saying: "Thank you very much, Justin".

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