What happens if Theresa May loses the Brexit vote?

What happens if Theresa May loses the Brexit vote?

Her efforts suffered a blow Friday when Universities Minister Sam Gyimah quit the government, saying accepting the deal would mean surrendering "our voice, our vote and our veto" in the EU.

Mr Gyimah, who has been tipped as a future leader for the party, said any deal struck with Brussels will be "EU first".

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.

And she accused Labour of pursuing "narrow party interest" in trying to bring on a general election by putting down an amendment to the crucial House of Commons motion which would block her deal without offering anything in its place.

Speaking as she travelled to the G20 economic summit in Argentina, the PM said: "A divided country is not a country that prospers".

But many British lawmakers on both sides of the Brexit debate oppose the deal - Brexiteers because it keeps Britain bound closely to the European Union, and pro-EU politicians because it erects barriers between the United Kingdom and its biggest trading partner.

He added: "This format would also not suitably represent either the support for Remain across the whole of the United Kingdom, or the growing public and political support - including from the SNP, the Greens, the Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and an increasing number of members of both the Labour Party and the Conservatives - for a second referendum in which the option of remaining in the European Union could be put to the people". She said Britain would develop its own sat-nav system, at an estimated cost of several billion pounds (dollars).




"The day after the prime minister's stage-managed visit to Scotland, during which she failed to engage with any politicians or individuals who oppose her proposals, this unique and positive cooperation between four of the five parties at Holyrood indicates Scotland's strength of feeling on Brexit and the prime minister's untenable position, as well as illustrating the isolation of the (Conservatives) on this matter", they said in a joint statement.

"We would simply find ourselves in a period of more uncertainty and division", she said, adding: "It is absolutely important that we deliver on the vote that people gave".

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. That is actually a betrayal of the British people".

Researchers at IQR carried found 41 percent of the sample to prefer staying in the bloc, while just 25 percent though May's draft deal is the better option.

The Prime Minister was speaking from nearly 7,000 miles away in Buenos Aires at the G20 with Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

The Bank of England also warned that leaving without a deal would trigger a financial crisis.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, left, and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands prior to a bilateral meeting at the G20 Leader's Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.

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