Theresa May has insisted that the meaningful vote on her Brexit Withdrawal Agreement will go ahead, despite warnings the Prime Minister does not have the backing to get the deal through the House of Commons. Speaking on LBC, a former Conservative Party minister has claimed there are “rumours” of unhappy cabinet ministers unsure over Mrs May’s Brexit deal. Shailesh Vara, the former Northern Ireland minister, claimed ministers could wait until the last minute before they resign over Mrs May’s Withdrawal Agreement.
He said: “I have heard rumours that there are some ministers who are still uncomfortable.
“Unlike me, who resigned early so I was able to speak up, it is possible that there may be some who resign on the day of the vote because they can’t vote it through.
“Perhaps they are holding on in the hope that there might well be changes at the last minute.
“I don’t know, but I don’t see any changes.”
MPs are set to return to the House of Commons to debate Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement this coming week before the crunch meaningful vote scheduled for the week commencing January 14.
The DUP and some pro-Leave Conservative MPs have voiced their concerns over the controversial backstop element in the Withdrawal Agreement.
Speaking on The Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, the Prime Minister warned that the UK will be in “uncharted territory” if her deal is voted down.
She said: “If the deal is not voted on, this vote that is coming up, then actually we are going to be in uncharted territory.
“I don’t think anybody can say exactly what will happen in terms of the reaction we will see in Parliament.”
Mrs May also dodged the host’s question of whether she would keep pushing her deal back to the Commons if it is voted down.
She said: “Andrew, what I am doing, you’re saying what happens ‘if, if, if, if’.
“What I am saying is let’s actually remove the first ‘if’, and let’s get this vote through the House of Commons.
“That is what I am working for and I am listening to colleagues and continuing to talk with colleagues over the coming days.”
Source : EXPRESS