PM warns of catastrophe if Brexit rejected

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is delighted by the release of Matthew Hedges but wants Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe reunited with her family

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is delighted by the release of Matthew Hedges but wants Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe reunited with her family

He remained hopeful the plan would pass, adding: 'What is important is for MPs on all sides, Brexiters and Remainers, whatever our disagreements, to say "We are democrats and the most important thing now is to make sure that we really do deliver Brexit"'.

Mrs May also came under pressure from her former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab who told MPs to vote against her deal to show Brussels that the United Kingdom would "not be bullied". You have delivered your instructions.

Britain is expected to leave the European Union on March 29, with the parliament yet to vote on a final departure deal. As the protectors of our democracy, we simply can not allow this to happen.

"So my message to parliament this weekend is simple: it is time to forget the games and do what is right for our country", she wrote.

Tory ex-PM Sir John Major today called for Article 50 to be revoked to give the United Kingdom more time, saying it was the "only sensible course".

Meanwhile, Downing Street said it is "extremely concerned" over reports that a plot has been launched to wrest control of the legislative agenda away from Mrs May if her deal fails.

It was previously thought only ministers could put a halt to Britain leaving with no deal.

Brexiteer fears are growing that Article 50 will have to be extended to accommodate a Brexit agreement to avoid a no-deal if Mrs May loses Tuesady's vote. Every single household - rich or poor - would be worse off for many years to come.

"If it means that at a general election I lose my seat because of it, that's fine".

He wrote: 'It's clear that if our government and parliament are incapable of finding a way out of this mess, it should be taken out of the hands of the politicians and returned to the British people to take back control'.

The Cabinet ministers were speaking as MPs prepared for the third day of debate in the House of Commons ahead of next Tuesday's crunch vote, with Home Secretary Sajid Javid opening proceedings which are expected to be dominated by the issue of migration.

The Secretary of State said it was "right" for the Government to make preparations for a no-deal Brexit, comparing it to wearing a seatbelt when driving a fast auto.

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