Could May’s Brexit deal be SAVED? Tory MPs plan RADICAL last minute changes to RESCUE PM

CONSERVATIVE MPs supportive of the Government have launched a last-ditch effort to save Theresa May’s Brexit deal, by pushing an amendment that would give Parliament a vote before the UK enters any customs union backstop.

Under the terms of the deal Mrs May agreed with the EU that the UK will automatically fall into a ‘backstop’ EU customs union should the Government fail to agree a new trading relationship with Brussels during the transition period.  The transition period is currently set at 21 months, though Mrs May has hinted it could be extended. Should the UK enter a customs union with Brussels it would struggle to sign comprehensive trade deals with third parties, and will still have to...
source: Express

2018-12-07 03:20
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