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Tusk says no deal or no Brexit if United Kingdom parliament rejects deal

Tusk says no deal or no Brexit if United Kingdom parliament rejects deal

The International Trade Secretary will visit the South West as he becomes the latest Cabinet minister to come out to bat for the Prime Minister ahead of the meaningful vote on December 11.

Prime Minister Theresa May gives evidence before the Liaison Committee on matters relating to Brexit at Portcullis House in London, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.

"I ask every member of Parliament to think about delivering on the Brexit vote and doing it in a way that is in the national interest and doing it in a way that is in the interests of their constituents because it protects jobs and livelihoods". I've got a deal which delivers for the British people.

"If they can not look their constituents in the eye and say it is, they must vote this deal down and then hand the decision back to the people".

But May said such an agreement would not deliver on the European Union referendum vote as it would not end freedom of movement.

"Even before we get to new trade opportunities afforded by new trade agreements there are still considerable export opportunities for British businesses to exploit in existing markets", he said.

Number 10's preference is said to have been with the BBC, as it was the most "rounded" and focused on the Prime Minister's deal, not the wider political situation.

"We're delighted she's agreed and hope to hear soon from the Labour Party".

"Our position on the sovereignty of the Falklands has not changed but what has changed in recent months is that we have seen better relations with Argentina", she said.

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He continued: "If this deal is rejected in the Commons, we are left with... an alternative: no deal or no Brexit at all". People need to have some clarity about that...

But in a tweet on Saturday, Mr Corbyn said: "Theresa May said she wanted a head-to-head debate with me on her botched Brexit deal and I am ready to do that".

"It is important that we bring the country together and actually look to our future outside the European Union".

Mr Gyimah said the Prime Minister had been right to call time on a negotiation which had been "stacked against us" for the start and offered a foretaste of what was to come under the terms of her agreement.

Dr Fox is expected to say: "The withdrawal agreement and the political declaration will not please everyone, and we have had some tough choices to make".

In a piece for The Telegraph, the Tory Brexiteer listed key points in May's deal which he says contradict "clear policy", warning that a loss of respect for British institutions could lead to a a rise in populist movements seen across Europe. However, Jeremy Corbyn appeared to back down tonight when he said he would take on Mrs May during a show on the public-funded broadcaster, providing it is just the two leaders going head-to-head.

Leaving the European Union without a deal would end more than 40 years of free trade and disrupt the flow of goods and services between Britain and the EU.

Dr Fox, who has given his backing to Mrs May's deal, is using a speech on Friday to appeal for unity and support for the PM's stance.