United Kingdom lawmakers willing to vote down Brexit deal

United Kingdom lawmakers willing to vote down Brexit deal

The former Brexit minister, now a senior figure in the fight against the Prime Minister with the hardline European Research Group, previously said 80 Conservatives would be prepared to oppose the Prime Minister if her deal with the EU kept Britain too closely aligned to it.

It's reported the party fears being "sold out" in the Brexit talks and could vote against the budget triggering the possibility of bringing down the government, forcing a General Election.

One of the biggest hurdles is an agreement on the so-called Irish backstop to prevent the return of a hard border between the British province of Northern Ireland and European Union member state Ireland if there is no immediate trade deal.

In Northern Ireland, 86 per cent of Leave voters believe Scottish independence would be acceptable if meant securing the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

Writing in the Telegraph, Sammy Wilson MP, the DUP's Brexit spokesman, said Mrs May was pursuing "the road to parliamentary defeat" because his party would vote against any deal that included the proposed backstop. "Our position hasn't changed and we don't expect the Government will change its position".

Speaking in Brussels, Barnier said a full customs union between the United Kingdom and the EU would solve the controversial Irish backstop issue as no new checks would be needed on goods crossing the border on the island. "Michel Barnier and his team are working day and night to reach a deal, but we are not there yet", he said.

The DUP issued the threat by briefing broadcasters.

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The DUP has a confidence and supply arrangement with the government which sees its 10 MPs help it see bills through the legislative process.

'My estimate is that there are at least 40 colleagues who are not going to accept a half-in, half-out Chequers deal or indeed a backstop that leaves us in the internal market and the Customs Union, come what may'.

Fianna Fáil's Dara Calleary said reports from Brussels indicated progress on EU-UK talks seeking to broker a new compromise which would avoid a "hard border" after Brexit happens.

She added they should also remember that Parliament gave the British people the decision over Brexit, and following the 2016 referendum result "it is our duty to ensure that we leave".

Mrs May earlier used her first appearance in the Commons since September's Salzburg summit to urge MPs to act in the national interest and back a Brexit deal amid warnings that "decisive" progress is needed before a crunch European Council summit in Brussels next week.

Former prime minister John Major, whose career as leader was crushed partly by eurosceptics, said the behaviour of some of those Conservatives was "an intolerable way to treat a prime minister who's in the middle of negotiations".

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