Majority of UK Voters Back Final Say Vote on Brexit Deal

Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

In a statement, it called May's deal "toxic".

He said: 'If we as a new incoming Labour government were to go to Europe without those red lines, we know that we could get a different, better deal and that's what we want to try and achieve.

The Prime Minister refused to rule out bringing her deal back to Parliament if it is voted down.

The prime minister also defended herself against critics by asking them to provide an alternative to the plan she had negotiated. "I would say don't let the search for the flawless become the enemy of the good because the danger there is that we end up with no Brexit at all".

It was next due to take place on Jan 15 or 16, after debate on the deal resumed in the Commons this week.

"If anyone should be anxious about the tariffs on beef and sheep then it should be the Irish because of course, we, the United Kingdom are net importers of food", Wilson said.

"I don't think anybody can say exactly what will happen in terms of the reaction we will see in Parliament".

Aides, the Telegraph reports, are believed to be drawing up a plan to make MPs' approval of the deal conditional on the European Union providing further concessions.

May also did not directly respond, when asked, if she was leading the country toward a no-deal Brexit, but repeated her objections to holding a fresh public vote on the deal.

On Sunday, May reiterated her opposition to holding a second referendum, saying it would be divisive and disrespectful to those who voted to leave in the initial vote, and also highlighted a lack of time available to hold a new referendum.

The prime minister said that the British "genius for pragmatism" had always found a way forward which commands consensus at "moments of profound challenge" such as this.

Labour's shadow worldwide trade secretary said the party wants another election and to renegotiate the deal with Brussels if they are elected to Number Ten.

The poll of more than 25,000 voters was commissioned by the People's Vote campaign, which is spearheading an increasingly vocal push for a second referendum on Brexit.

The Daily Mail reported the PM is working on a "double lock" to put a time limit on the backstop.

The Northern Irish party that props up Prime Minister Theresa May's government said on Friday that it would not support her Brexit deal but that businesses should be relaxed about leaving the European Union without an agreement.

The backstop is effectively an insurance arrangement required by the EU and would see the United Kingdom enter into a temporary customs union with the EU if a future trade deal was not agreed during the transition period which will run until 2020.

"Most people seem to say that's not what they want to see, well they better make up their minds before we get to a week on Tuesday because that's going to be a very key decision-making point".

On Sunday, British health minister Matthew Hancock said that he hoped the probability of getting the government's Brexit deal approved by parliament have improved over the Christmas break.

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