British PM warns of "catastrophe" in last minute plea for Brexit deal

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"A day is long time in politics so things can change but as it stands it is likely I will vote for the deal, yes", he said.

United Kingdom data disappointed, indicating shrinking business activity amid Brexit uncertainty.

During a visit to Romania on Friday, Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, said that despite Prime Minister Theresa May's struggles to get the deal through the United Kingdom parliament, he continues to hope she can secure backing for it in Tuesday's vote.

While in the second they voted for the government to come back to the Commons with a plan B for Brexit within three days should it lose Tuesday's vote.

He said: "Four decisions need to be made: MPs should vote against no deal; they should vote against the Prime Minister's deal; the European Union should be asked to extend Article 50 deadline to stop the United Kingdom crashing out in March; and MPs should come together to support a new referendum on European Union membership". United Kingdom data released Friday was quite discouraging, as Industrial and Manufacturing Production fell sharply in November, while the total trade balance came in at £-3.920B with a larger-than-expected deficit.

It came after the Prime Minister warned of a "catastrophic and unforgivable" breach of trust in democracy if her exit plan is defeated and the United Kingdom remains in the EU.

He told Marr: "Clearly if Theresa May's deal is voted down, clearly if a general election takes place and a Labour government comes in - an election would take place February, March time - clearly there's only a few weeks between that and the leave date, there would have to be time for those negotiations".

May faced further opposition to her deal from her former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab who believes the United Kingdom should pursue a hard-Brexit.

The British parliament will act to stop a no deal Brexit from happening, Vince Cable, the leader of the pro-EU Liberal Democrats, said on Sunday.

"If MPs who represent seats that voted 70% to leave say "sorry guys, we're still going to have freedom of movement", they will turn against the political mainstream".

According to the Sunday Times, the plan could see the Government lose control of parliamentary business, threatening not only Brexit legislation but the Government's ability to govern.

More than 100 MEPs from 26 European Union member states have also signed a letter calling on the United Kingdom to "reconsider" the Brexit decision, saying the its departure will "weaken all of us".

Parliamentarians are due to vote on the Brexit deal proposed by Theresa May on Tuesday, with the government expected to fall to a heavy defeat.

Former minister Jim Fitzpatrick told the Commons on Friday that he was "not far away" from backing May's deal, saying the "danger of no deal is still there" and the PM's plan was "the only real alternative on the table".

"I am committed to getting the best outcome for this country, which is supporting the prime minister's deal".

Mr Russell also said that the views of the people of Scotland, the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Government should not be ignored.

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