Mutiny erupts over Theresa May's Brexiteer plan

Mutiny erupts over Theresa May's Brexiteer plan

Such a move would radically increase the risk that Britain leaves the European Union in March next year without any agreement at all, throwing the whole process, and the government itself, into chaos.

Heading a minority government, shored up by the 10 Democratic Unionist MPs from Northern Ireland, May's strongest card is that if her own members vote it down, the alternative is a possible landslide win for Corbyn and Labor in a general election.

"It is inconceivable that we should crash out of Europe with no deal - that would be a national disaster".

Sir Keir Starmer was given a standing ovation at the Labour Party conference as he confirmed that the possibility of ditching Brexit could be in any future referendum called on the outcome of the process.

"We are seeing more investment in [the] U.K.in [the] past three years, compared to [the] rest of the European Union combined", she said, adding "Post-Brexit Britain will be a trusted partner and will face the challenges of global economy".

"Labour, Liberal or Tory, it's clear that if people want Brexit then they will have to vote for UKIP at the next general election".

Mr Spencer said: "These odds have also shortened dramatically this week because of the pressures on the Prime Minister over Brexit, and with the Labour Party conference increasing their profile".

Wrapping up the Labour party's annual conference in Liverpool on Wednesday, Corbyn sought to play down his own party's divisions over Brexit and presented a "radical plan" for government.

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She added that a second referendum was "hypothetical", adding: "What we have said is that, in a very extreme set of circumstances, nothing should be ruled out, and that includes a People's Vote".

And in a reminder that May's potential difficulties in securing a parliamentary majority for any deal she can strike with Brussels could trigger what the EU has labelled a "catastrophe", a senior official working for European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker briefed ambassadors from the other 27 members on plans to deal with an abrupt British departure.

But Labour lawmaker David Lammy, who backs a second vote, said a referendum offering the choice between "no deal or a bad deal" would be "farcical".

Despite her denials, few are ruling out an early election after Prime Minister Theresa May's already precarious position was further weakened last week when her Brexit proposal, already unpopular in her Conservative Party, was rebuffed by the EU.

The party's finance spokesman, John McDonnell, said any such vote should be on how - not whether - to leave the EU. He declared: "We must learn to listen a bit more and shout a lot less".

Brexit minister Robin Walker accused Labour of trying to take the United Kingdom "back to square one" and of wanting to re-run the referendum, saying: "Labour promised to respect the referendum result, but are just playing political games and trying to frustrate it".

She will go on to say she has a plan for an economy that is "knowledge-rich, highly-innovative, highly-skilled and high quality but with low tax and smart regulation".

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