Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, has issued another appeal to the MPs to back her Brexit deal. She said that it is the only way to honour the result of the referendum and protect jobs.
The MPs are scheduled to return to parliament tomorrow where they will be preparing for the second vote over Brexit. The first was ceremoniously pulled by May last month in the wake of near-certain defeat.
In an article that was posted in the Mail on Sunday, the Prime Minister stated: “The only way to both honour the result of the referendum and protect jobs and security is by backing the deal that is on the table. MPs should approach that vote with confidence. The deal delivers on the issues that the British people care about.”
She cited Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader of rejecting her deal without even reading it, and branded the approach of his party to Brexit a “cynical tissue of incoherence, designed to avoid difficult decisions.”
She said that those who were calling for a second referendum risked “threatening democracy and the livelihood of our constituents.”
During an interview with the BBC this morning, May said that the vote on her deal would “definitely” go ahead the week starting the 14th of January.
She said that MPs would plunge the United Kingdom into “unchartered territory” if they rejected her deal. She rejected rumours that said that in refusing to entertain any other options to the deal, such as a second referendum, she was enabling the United Kingdom to head towards no deal.
When asked regarding what had changed since she pulled the original vote last December, May said that she had been seeking some assurances from European leaders over the concerns that were raised by MPs and the specific measures that are related to the issue on Northern Ireland.
She added that she was also studying at granting parliament a greater say in how the future relationship with the European Union will be worked out.
However, the Sunday Telegraph reported that the aides of PM May are drawing up a plan that would make the approval of the MPs of the deal dependent on the European Union providing further concessions to the United Kingdom, in an attempt to limit the scale of opposition to the vote and bide time for the Prime Minister in her ongoing discussions with the European Union.
The aides of the Prime Minister are believed to be drawing up a plan to make the approval of the deal by MP conditional on the European Union providing more concessions.