Labour will vote to block no deal tonight

Labour will vote to block no deal tonight

MPs have supported an amendment to reject a no-deal Brexit at any time and under any circumstances by 312 votes to 308.

In response, May said only that there would be "hard choices" for MPs, both on the vote over no deal, and if that is ruled out, a vote on Thursday over whether to extend article 50.

Theresa May's last-minute assurances on the backstop persuaded only 40 MPs who had rejected her deal in the previous meaningful vote to change sides.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the prime minister should now call a general election.

In his concluding remarks, he said: "The Prime Minister's deal has failed, she no longer has the ability to lead, this is a rudderless Government in the face of a huge national crisis".

Jeremy Corbyn will whip his MPs to vote against a plan that would see the United Kingdom crash out of Europe without agreements for future co-operation with Brussels.

"The government's no deal impact assessment published just two weeks ago told us that "food prices are likely to increase", and that custom checks could cost business £13billion a year".

Instead, Theresa May is still running down the clock in an attempt to force MPs to back her Brexit deal.

"I have said this would be necessary since November".

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Some of her colleagues around the Cabinet table think it shows she has to tack to a closer deal with the EU.

May responded: "The deal that he's proposing has been rejected several times by this house".

Ed Miliband, Doncaster East MP; Sarah Champion, Rotherham MP; John Healey, MP for Wentworth and Dearne, and Barnsley MP Dan Jarvis voted against the deal.

"He used to believe that too, why is he just trying to frustrate it?"

With the scheduled leave date of 29 March fast approaching, the United Kingdom government may try and extend the Brexit negotiations. The lawmakers then supported the idea of replacing the backstop provision, which has caused the most controversy in parliament, with alternative arrangements.

He repeated that call last night: "We are now only two-and-a-half weeks away from crashing out of the European Union without a deal, which would have extremely serious economic, social and political ramifications - hitting the most vulnerable hardest with possible food price rises and medicine shortages".

Mr Boles added the PM must go as soon as a deal is agreed.

Speaking in Strasbourg, where the European Parliament is gathering for a debate on Brexit ahead of the next European Council summit, the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said: 'Again the House of Commons says what it doesn't want.

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