Theresa May to make 'BOLD OFFER' in desperate bid to get Brexit deal through Parliament

Posted on May 19 2019 - 2:43pm by admin

Mrs May has issued a latest plea to her colleagues in Parliament, promising an “improved package of measures” able to satisfy MPs across the Commons. She wrote in the Sunday Times: “I still believe there is a majority in Parliament to be won for leaving with a deal. 

“When the Withdrawal Agreement Bill comes before MPs, it will represent a new, bold offer to MPs across the House of Commons, with an improved package of measures that I believe can win new support.

“Whatever the outcome of any votes, I will not be simply asking MPs to think again.

“Instead, I will ask them to look at a new and improved deal with fresh pairs of eyes – and to give it their support.” 

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The Prime Minister’s Cabinet will start discussions next week on these announced measures to be included in the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, the legislation which ratifies Mrs May’s Brexit deal already voted down three times by MPs. 

And on Tuesday, during the weekly ministerial meeting, the Cabinet will also consider plans for yet another series of “indicative votes” in the Commons to establish which proposals could command a majority in the House. 

Parliament has already held multiple rounds of “indicative votes” in March, but none of the proposals put forward managed to command a majority. 

While Mrs May doesn’t say what these “measures” are about, it is believed they will touch upon provisions on future customs arrangements with the EU and on Northern Ireland, including the use of technology to avoid the need for border controls with Ireland.  

However, it is unlikely these measures will seek to reopen the withdrawal agreement and change the terms of the backstop, as Brussels has said multiple times it won’t renegotiate the deal but only the political declaration. 

Mrs May has said she will bring the Bill before MPs for its second reading vote in the first week of June – with the vote possibly coinciding with US President Donald Trump’s visit to the UK. 

The Prime Minister will then set out her exit timetable whether she delivers Brexit or not, which will likely trigger a leadership bid within the Conservative Party before the end of the summer. 

Nigel Evans, the executive secretary of the 1922 Committee, has urged multiple times the Prime Minister to quit as soon as possible for the sake of the party. 

He said: “You can watch the movie Titanic a hundred times, but I’m afraid the ship sinks every time.

“An increasing number of Conservative MPs – even those who voted for it a second or third time – are saying enough is enough.”

Mrs May’s “bold offer” comes after the talks between Labour Party and her Government collapsed on Friday. 

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