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Theresa May today faced demands to guarantee that Britain will leave the EU in March – after she warned Brexit could be cancelled if MPs vote down her deal.
At a highly-charged PMQs, a series of Tories berated Mrs May over the package she has thrashed out with Brussels.
Pressed on whether she agreed with Amber Rudds comments this morning that no deal Brexit cannot happen because the Commons will block it, Mrs May appeared to dodge saying that crashing out was still an option.
The United Kingdom remains committed to protecting North-South cooperation and to its guarantee of avoiding a hard border. Any future arrangements must be compatible with these overarching requirements. The United Kingdom’s intention is to achieve these objectives through the overall EU-UK relationship. Should this not be possible, the United Kingdom will propose specific solutions to address the unique circumstances of the island of Ireland. In the absence of agreed solutions, the United Kingdom will maintain full alignment with those rules of the Internal Market and the Customs Union which, now or in the future, support North-South cooperation, the all island economy and the protection of the 1998 Agreement.
You look at the alternatives to having that deal with the EU, it will either be more uncertainty, more division, or it could risk no Brexit at all, she said.
He said: “In the December joint report agreed between the European Union and the United Kingdom it was agreed that Northern Ireland would have the final say on whether or not it diverged from the UK single market and was subjected to single market European rules with no say, why has the Prime Minister deleted all reference to that in the withdrawal agreement?”
Esther McVey – who dramatically quit Cabinet in protest last week – then urged the premier to give an assurance that the UK will leave the bloc in March.
Mrs May replied that Britain will be departing on that date – although that guarantee appears to be based on the Commons accepting her plan.