June 12, 2018
The Prime Minister has begged pro-Brussels Tory MPs not to rebel and support anti-Brexit amendments from the Lords this Tuesday, delaying a critical showdown on trade rules.
Theresa May told the potential rebels she would work to secure a “customs arrangement” with the European Union (EU), rather than remaining in “a customs union” as the House of Lords voted for in their amendment to be considered the House of Commons Tuesday.
Her minority government could easily be defeated on the customs issue if pro-Brussels Tories back the Labour Party and other anti-Brexit MPs, as well as on 14 other amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill from Peers.
UKIP’s General Secretary Paul Oakley said Tories who rebel this Tuesday would be “betraying Brexit” and urged them to stick to their promises to leave the EU.
This article was posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 6:40 am