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United Kingdom worldwide minister points Brexit warning

United Kingdom worldwide minister points Brexit warning

Writing in the Sunday Express, Mrs May said: "You, the British people, voted to leave".

Saying a rejection of the Brexit deal would be a catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust, May urged the parliament to "forget the games and do what is right for our country".

The Labour leader again refused to confirm that an immediate challenge to the government would take place if May, as expected, loses Tuesday's key vote on her Brexit plan.

"We will table a motion of no confidence in the Government at a time of our choosing, but it's going to be soon, don't worry about it".

"When you turned out to vote in the referendum, you did so because you wanted your voice to be heard".

"Doing so would be a catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust in our democracy".

The Sunday Times said a group of senior cross-party backbench rebels are now plotting to change House of Commons rules to enable them to override government business if the deal falls.

Downing Street said it was "extremely concerned" about the plans, reported in the Sunday Times, which could threaten Brexit legislation and the Government's ability to govern.

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BBC political correspondent Chris Mason said one possibility was that backbenchers could legally compel the government to delay Brexit beyond the set departure date - a proposal some MPs have already called for.

On Monday the debate on the meaningful vote on Mrs May's deal will resume for a fourth day.

May's deal has come under fire from all sides - with opponents of the European Union seeking a cleaner break and many pro-Europeans pressing for a second referendum.

Failure to deliver Brexit would be "incredibly damaging" for democracy and something the United Kingdom would regret for "many, many generations", he said.

However critics of the plan - including People's Vote campaigners - said "this ship sailed some time ago".

Asked during an interview on BBC TV about the possibility of a second Brexit referendum, Corbyn said: "My own view is that I would rather get a negotiated deal now if we can to stop the danger of a no-deal exit from the European Union on 29 March which would be catastrophic for industry, catastrophic for trade". The vote was postponed at short notice in December after the Prime Minister faced a humiliating defeat by politicians.

In a significant shift of tone apparently created to win over hardline Brexiteers who have set their faces against Mrs May's deal, Mr Hunt warned that defeat next week would not necessarily provide MPs with the opportunity to choose their preferred version of Brexit.