The Prime Minister travelled to the northern fishing town of Grimsby to deliver a speech ahead of the Brexit vote next Tuesday. Speaking to workers in the town, she said: “Next week MPs in Westminster face a crucial choice: whether to back the Brexit deal or to reject it. Back it and the UK will leave the European Union. Reject it and no one knows what will happen.
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“We may not leave the EU for many months, we may leave without the protections that the deal provides. We may never leave at all.”
“I’m ready to take us out of the EU with a deal that is good for the UK, ready to implement the decision of voters here in Grimsby and across the UK.
“And ready to make a success of a new chapter for our country – but I can only do that if Parliament supports the deal on Tuesday.”
She said there would be “ongoing uncertainty” if MPs do not vote for her EU deal.
Mrs May made it clear she needed the support of Remainers, as well as Brexiteers who “accept that compromise is ready”.
She said: ”The British people have already moved on: they are ready for this to be settled. By coming together as a Parliament we can bring our country together: boost our economy, safeguard our security, protect the union.
“And take a decisive step toward the bright future that the British people voted for, and which you and our whole country deserve. Let’s get it done.”
When Mrs May was asked whether a delay was inevitable given the amount of legislation needed to be passed by Parliament, the Prime Minister said: “If MPs vote for the deal on Tuesday then what happens is the usual channels, there are processes in Parliament, get together and work out how they can take through the necessary legislation.
“That would happen when the vote goes through on Tuesday.”