Brexit lorry trial to take place at Kent airfield

Brexit lorry trial to take place at Kent airfield

British Prime Minister Theresa May's government cautioned lawmakers on Wednesday (Jan 9) that it was a delusion to think that the government would be able to negotiate a new divorce deal with the European Union if parliament voted down her deal next week.

A host of former ministers, including Michael Fallon, Justine Greening and Sir Oliver Letwin, voted to amend the finance bill to restrict the ability of the Treasury to make tax changes in the event of a no deal - and threatened to target other legislation in the coming months.

Many Conservative MPs continue to believe the deal does not represent the Brexit the country voted for, and some are actively calling for Britain to leave with no deal.

This is not what her officials tell her: the forecasts are for economic growth to slow after Brexit, meaning there will be less money to go round.

Any help for May to convince parliament, Loiseau said, would amount to "political assurances, but there is nothing more that we can do".

The vote is set for January 15, and May is still expected to lose after the DUP, which props up her government, have reiterated they will still vote against her deal over opposition to the Irish backstop arrangement.

Earlier, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd told Cabinet colleagues history would take "a dim view" of them if they allowed Britain to leave the European Union without a deal.

But in a BBC interview, U.K. Brexit minister Stephen Barclay dismissed the possibility and said that he had not spoken to the EU.

Without some movement from Brussels, Mrs May is expected to lose the division, which was postponed in December when it became clear that the Government would be defeated.

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Why do they want to do this?

But last night's revolt showed Downing Street there are enough rebels to defeat the Government over no deal.

The Work and Pensions Secretary, who backed Remain in the 2016 referendum, told fellow ministers: "History will take a dim view of a Cabinet that presses ahead with no deal".

"Today’s trial can not possibly duplicate the reality of 4,000 trucks being held at Manston airport in the event of a no-deal Brexit", the RHA's chief executive Richard Burnett said in a statement.

There was little sign that opposition to Mrs May's deal among Tory Brexiteers had softened over the Christmas break, with several who attended a drinks reception at Number 10 on Monday evening saying they would vote against the plan.

"The majority tonight that is expressed in this house will sustain itself".

Theresa May is bringing back her Brexit deal back to parliament this week.

The EU, for its part, has insisted that the withdrawal agreement can not be renegotiated but has made clear the backstop is meant only as a temporary measure of last resort. We all want to have a fruitful profitable relationship with the United Kingdom in the future so the backstop is just a last resort solution.

The Irish backstop negotiations have been the single most intractable issue and some have suggested that reassurances on the Irish backstop were likely to include proposals to minimize any regulatory differences between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.

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