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Can warn of "catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust" if the UK remains in the EU

Press Association

Theresa May has warned of a "catastrophic and unpardonable breach of trust" in democracy when MPs reject its Brexit deal and the UK remains in the European Union.

With only two days to go before the Commons voted on its withdrawal agreement, the Prime Minister pleaded for parliamentarians to "do what is right for our country" and to support its controversial exit plan.

Ms May said that the UK is threatening to come out of the EU without a deal or, as MPs & # 39; not willing & # 39; To avoid the uncertainty of no deal, the UK may not leave at all.

In what she described as the "biggest and most important decision that every MP of our generation will be asked," the prime minister said it was time for politicians to "deliver" it for the people.

Ms. May wrote in the Sunday Express: "You, the British people, have voted to leave, and then, in the General Election 2017, 80% of you voted for MEPs who stood on manifestos to respect the result of the referendum. You have provided your instructions and it is now our turn to deliver for you.

"When you appeared to vote in the referendum, you did so because you wanted your voice to be heard, and some of you have been relying on the political process for the first time in decades, and we can not and must not disappoint.

Prime Minister Theresa May has urged MPs to support her deal (Stefan Rousseau / PA)

Prime Minister Theresa May has urged MPs to support her deal (Stefan Rousseau / PA)

"That would be a catastrophic and unforgivable violation of the confidence in our democracy, so my message to Parliament this weekend is simple: it's time to forget the games and do what's right for our country."

Her grim warning came when Downing Street said it was "extremely worried" about a plot to change the Commons rules to let backbench motions take precedence over governmental activities if Ms. May's deal were to fall.

According to the plan of the rebels, reported in the Sunday Times, the government would lose control over parliamentary affairs that would threaten the Brexit legislation and the government's ability to govern. It was previously thought that only ministers could put an end to Great Britain without leaving.

Elsewhere it appeared that Speaker John Bercow met Tory and the rebel Dominic Grieve remains on Tuesday, the day before his controversial decision to give MPs a vote on Mr Grieve's amendment on the Brexit deal schedule.

When speculation began that Ms. May's deal would be defeated:

  • The Prime Minister was faced with calls from a predecessor, Sir John Major, to withdraw Article 50 to stop the Brexit – as he warned it would be "morally reprehensible" to plunder without a deal.
  • Put pressure on Jeremy Corbyn to cause a vote of confidence in the government, but shadow chancellor John McDonnell said his party would take such a step as "the time is right".
  • It turned out that 14 military planners were deployed at four major Whitehall departments to help with no-deal planning, according to a Freedom of Information request from the observer.
  • More than 100 MEPs from 26 EU Member States signed a letter calling on the UK to reconsider the Brexit decision, as the UK's departure "will weaken all of us".

Ms. May got even more resistance from her former Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab.

He used an article in the Sunday Telegraph to urge MPs to the bad & # 39; deal from Ms. May to agree to send a message to Brussels that the UK & # 39; will not be bullied & # 39 ;.

He said that if it is defeated, Britain should continue to push the EU to a deal that "respects the referendum but maintains the" intransigence "of Brussels" we must be prepared to leave the EU at the end of March under the terms of the World Trade Organization. ".

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