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‘Farce’ as 89 lorries join no-deal trial

09 January 2019

A parliamentary bid to block a no-deal Brexit was given a boost after Labour said it would whip MPs to support an amendment from backbencher Yvette Cooper, which would force the government to seek approval before making Brexit-related tax changes.

Her proposal aims to restrict the Government's freedom to use the Bill to make tax changes linked to a no-deal Brexit without the "explicit consent" of Parliament.

They backed an amendment to the Finance Bill, which would limit spending on no-deal preparations unless authorised by Parliament, by 303 to 296 votes.

He had also called the development an "important step" towards preventing a no-deal Brexit, according to the BBC.

The European Commission repeated on Monday that EU leaders would not renegotiate the Brexit deal agreed with May, who said she was seeking further assurances from Brussels on the deal. Speaking before today's vote on the Amendment, Bloomberg's Emma Ross-Thomas revealed that Theresa May could accept it. Ms Ross-Thomas explained: "I think what we've seen over the last months and weeks is Parliament increasingly asserting itself to try to prevent a no deal Brexit".

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The government would only be allowed to exercise tax raising powers if there is either a deal, an extension to article 50 which would keep the country in the European Union until a deal was made, or if there has been a Commons vote authorising a no-deal Brexit.

May said on Sunday that Britain would be in uncharted territory if her Brexit deal is rejected by parliament. There are concerns that major traffic jams leading in and out of ferry ports like Dover would greatly hamper trade and leave Britain without adequate food and medicine.

Jeremy Corbyn urged Theresa May to now rule out a no-deal "once and for all".

A majority of MPs have sent a powerful signal they will not accept a "no-deal" Brexit as the government suffered a loss in the House of Commons.

"What we really need is some decisive action: the PM should put her shoddy deal to the country and ask people if they want Brexit now they know what it looks like or whether they'd rather stick with the safety and security of partnership in the European Union".

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These assurances are set to be delivered to lawmakers before they vote, although not before they start their debate on Wednesday.

Margot James, a junior business minister, alarmed Brexiteers by publicly announcing what some government figures have said - that the exit date may have to be delayed.

Speaking to reporters during a trip to Mali, he said: "The summit conclusions at our last meeting in December provided written assurances, but what's happening at the moment is there is close contact between the United Kingdom and European Union institutions as to whether a further set of written guarantees, explanations and assurances could make a difference".

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.

But the vote did carry symbolic weight: Parliamentarians are pushing back on a no-deal scenario.

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It is hoped that the changes to the law will mean that women are no longer be kept in the dark about their marital status . The new measure was approved by the country's justice ministry on Sunday, Agence France-Presse reports citing local media.

The Government will begin broadcasting radio adverts on Tuesday to help people prepare for Brexit, focusing on topics including passports, visas, healthcare and driving in the EU. "We will not allow a no-deal exit to occur at the end of March".

‘Farce’ as 89 lorries join no-deal trial