Theresa May has admitted that overturning the Brexit vote “would be a subversion of our democracy” in the House of Commons. Speaking to parliamentary colleagues ahead of the so-called “meaningful vote” on her divisive Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union, the Prime Minister said that stopping Brexit would be “saying to the people we were elected to serve that we were unwilling to do what they had instructed”. An overwhelming majority of MPs voted to authorise a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union, as well as to activate Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty and kick off the two-year exit process.
More than 1,000 Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) members were up before dawn to clean up 50 UK towns - including in Bolton, Luton, London, Glasgow, Guildford, Cardiff and Croydon
Britain’s security forces can deploy detection systems throughout the country to combat the threat of drones, security minister Ben Wallace said on Monday, after drones caused three days of disruption at London’s Gatwick airport last week. "I can say that we are able to now deploy detection systems throughout the UK to combat this (drone) threat", Wallace said in a tweet bit.ly/2QQO72E.
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It is expected Jeremy Corbyn would try to seize power by pressing for a vote of no confidence in Mrs May. Should the Labour leader win the power struggle he would be given 14 days to form a new government under the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act. However, if Mrs May refuses to resign, a scenario suggested by Tory MP Andrea Leadsom, Buckingham Palace would be drawn into the chaos.
BRITISH PRIME Minister 'Jacob Rees Mogg'? Theresa May will be forced to call a general election if she manages to push her Brexit deal through Parliament, Jacob Rees-Mogg has said. The chairman of the European Research Group of Tory MPs dismissed claims that the Prime Minister could lose by a 200 majority when MPs vote on the deal on December 11. But he warned on Chopper’s Brexit Podcast that even if Mrs May persuades enough MPs to back her deal, she would face an immediatevote of no confidence called by the Democratic Unionist Party, whose 10 MPs are supporting the Government.
Yesterday’s EU Council summit approved the withdrawal agreement and political declaration, and the Prime Minister will return to the Commons this afternoon to provide an update. Before that, cabinet members will get their own briefing on how to sell the deal in media appearances. They have just over two weeks, as it would appear we now have a date for the big vote - Wednesday 12th December. EU leaders have sent a clear message for Britain: this is the only deal you’re going to get. This is “the best possible deal”, Jean-Claude Juncker said. “I’m never changing my mind... If the House would say no, we would have no deal.” Of course, they would say that - they’re trying to help May sell it to MPs. Despite their best efforts, termed Project Fear 2.0 by Brexiteers, parliament still looks resolutely unconvinced. Even the most prudent list puts the number of Tory rebels at 88, while others have estimated 94.