by David Woodard on 31 December, 2018
Senior Brexiteer minister Dr Liam Fox has said that there is a 50-50 chance the UK will not leave the EU on 29 March if MPs reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal next month. He said that it would only be “100% certain” if MPs back the deal. He also said that if the deal is rejected, “it would shatter the bond of trust between the electorate and Parliament“.
MPs are due to vote on the withdrawal agreement in January, with the UK scheduled to leave the EU on 29 March.
The agreement negotiated by Mrs May with the EU – which sets the terms of the UK’s exit and a declaration on future relations – will only come into force with a majority backing in Parliament.
The Commons vote was due to be held on 11 December but the PM postponed it once it became clear it would be defeated by a large margin.
Mr Fox has warned fellow MPs that failure to pass the deal would be “incendiary” and said it was “a matter of honour” for them to support the PM.
I agree with Layla Moran, the Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon who says, “The only thing that is shattering the bond of trust between electorate and Parliament is the refusal of ministers like Liam Fox to trust people with the final say on Brexit.”
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