Are they dancing around a ‘No Brexit’ by NOT being able to agree to anything in the end?
The U.K. government will continue its attempts to secure MPs’ backing for Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal and seek to bring it back for a third so-called meaningful vote, despite Monday’s intervention by the House of Commons speaker barring such a move unless the deal is “substantially” changed, Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay said.
Barclay added that the Cabinet would discuss Speaker John Bercow’s ruling on Tuesday morning. “It’s an important ruling which has raised the bar, and it’s something we’ll discuss at Cabinet this morning … From my background playing sport, I think you always respect the referee and you abide by the referee’s decisions,” he told the BBC’s Today program .
“The speaker has always said he is keen to give force to the will of the house, and I think if the will of the house is for a further vote then I’m sure the speaker would look at that very closely,” Barclay added.
He suggested that “if we see a number of MPs changing their vote, if we seek clarity in terms of an extension from the [European] Council,” then these movements would be sufficient to be able to bring May’s deal back to the House of Commons for a third vote.
Barclay said that MPs should rally behind May’s deal or risk having “no Brexit at all.”
“What has become very clear from the speaker’s ruling is that my Brexit[-supporting] colleagues can see there is a growing risk of no Brexit, and what really matters is getting a deal agreed,” he said.
“You either have a deal, you have no deal or you have no Brexit.”….