Theresa May is set to propose ruling out a No Deal Brexit, it has been reported.
The prime minister is reportedly ready to make the decision, which could delay the March 29 exit by months, after ministers met in secret last night.
According to reports, a group of 23 met at Commons to discuss how to stop Brexit happening without a deal.
The prime minister is reportedly ready to make the announcement, which could delay the March 29 exit by months, after ministers met in secret last night (Picture: Getty)As many as 15 ministers were allegedly ready to resign.
According to the Daily Mail, three of the ministers involved in the mass revolt said they would be willing to back a move to force Mrs May to delay Brexit if her deal is not voted for.
Single mum left suicidal after Universal Credit ended ‘due to Job Centre error’Industry minister Richard Harrington, digital minister Margot James and energy minister Claire Perry all spoke out.
They said they ‘implore’ the prime minister to agree that if no deal is voted by March 13, she must seek to extend Article 50.
‘It is a commitment that would be greeted with relief by the vast majority of MPs, businesses and their employees’, they continued.
‘We implore the Government to take that step this week.
Industry minister Richard Harrington, digital minister Margot James and energy minister Claire Perry all spoke out (Picture: Reuters)
They said they ‘implore’ the prime minister to agree that if no deal is voted by March 13, she must seek to extend Article 50 (Picture: AFP)‘But if the Prime Minister is not able to make this commitment, we will have no choice other than to join MPs of all parties in the House of Commons, including fellow ministers, in acting in the national interest to prevent a disaster in less than five weeks’ time that we may regret forever.’
The news came shortly after the Labour Party revealed it is prepared to back a second referendum to prevent a ‘damaging Tory Brexit’ if its withdrawal plan is rejected by MPs this week.
Gold-plated Lamborghini goes up in flames an hour after being picked upJeremy Corbyn said he would put forward or support an amendment in favour of a public vote to stop Theresa May’s deal being ‘forced on the country’ if his Brexit demands are not met.
Labour will seek to enshrine its five requirements in law by tabling an amendment to the Government’s Brexit motion which is set to be debated in the Commons on Wednesday.
The demands include a permanent and comprehensive customs union with the EU and close alignment with the single market, as well as a dynamic alignment on rights and protections and commitments on participation in EU agencies and funding programmes.
Labour will seek to enshrine its five requirements in law by tabling an amendment to the Government’s Brexit motion which is set to be debated in the Commons on Wednesday (Picture: AFP)If the plan is rejected, Labour will then support a second referendum.
Abduction of boy, 13, who vanished with mum has ‘broken’ granThe Labour leader told a heated meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party on Monday night: ‘The Prime Minister is recklessly running down the clock, in an attempt to force MPs to choose between her botched deal and a disastrous No Deal. We cannot and will not accept.
‘Last week, after our visit to talk to EU officials and leaders in Brussels and Madrid, no one can be in any doubt Labour’s alternative Brexit plan is serious and credible.
‘We are convinced our alternative, which puts jobs and living standards first, could command support in the House of Commons, bring people who voted Leave and Remain together, and be negotiated with the EU.
‘That’s why we will be putting down an amendment in Parliament this week setting out Labour’s plan: for a comprehensive customs union with a UK say; close alignment with the single market; guarantees on rights and standards; protection for Britain’s role in EU agencies; and a security agreement which guarantees access to the European arrest warrant and vital shared databases.
‘And we will be calling for legislation to underpin this mandate.’