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UK News Stephen Barclay Confirms MPs Could Be Asked To Vote For Boris Johnson's Brexit Deal Before October EU Summit

13:20  06 october  2019
13:20  06 october  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

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Boris Johnson ' s Brexit plans lay on a knife edgeCredit: PA:Press Association. EARLY VOTE . Mr Johnson faces a fight to save his Brexit deal after EU chiefs turned on the PM with blasts from And up to 30 Labour MPs are reported to be coming around - as the fear of a No Deal Brexit grows.

Boris Johnson is setting out his proposals for a Brexit deal in Parliament, while EU leaders also consider their response. He insists he will not ask for a further extension if no deal is reached despite legislation designed to force him to do so unless MPs pass a deal or approve a no- deal Brexit before

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Stephen Barclay has confirmed MPs could be asked to vote for Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal before the EU summit on October 17.

Speaking to the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday morning, the Brexit secretary said the government was “considering” the move.

The prime minister revealed he was open to the plan when asked in parliament last week.

Presenting Brussels with a deal already passed by the Commons could in theory strengthen Johnson’s negotiating hand.

Barclay also confirmed this morning the was government attempting to persuade opposition MPs to back the deal.

“We are talking to members of parliament across the House because I think many members of parliament want to avoid no-deal,” he said.

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Speech could be last chance MPs get to challenge PM before crucial EU summit . The government had initially said that the Brexit secretary, Stephen Barclay , would update the Commons on the Last night the government confirmed it planned to prorogue parliament next Tuesday and hold a Queen’ s

Leading MEP says it is ‘nearly impossible’ to see how Irish border plan can be basis of deal .

Labour MP Lisa Nandy told Sky News there were “about 40” MPs in her party who wanted to secure a deal.

But she said Johnson’s plan would not work because it had “virtually no chance” of being accepted by the EU.

“I would vote for a deal, but this is not a deal,” the Wigan MP said.

Nandy added the “only way” the UK could now avoid a no-deal Brexit would be for Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement agreed with Brussels to be put back to the Commons for a vote.

The European Commission said on Friday Johnson’s proposals “do not provide a basis for concluding an agreement”.

If the government can not secure a deal by October 19 then it is required by law to ask for an extension to Article 50.

But Johnson has insisted the UK will be leaving the EU on the current exit date of October 31.

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Boris Johnson is expected to set out his proposals for a Brexit deal in Parliament later, while EU Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay told BBC Breakfast that the government' s plan set out to the EU If the EU and UK cannot agree a deal which is approved by MPs by 19 October , the prime minister is

Boris Johnson said he did not want an election, but Proponents insist, though, that any disruption would be short-lived and could be managed with The legislation to be put forward on Tuesday seeks to tie Boris Johnson ' s hands, and instructs him to ask the EU for an extension of the Brexit process

His pledge has led to speculation he could try and find a way to bypass the so-called Benn Act which is designed to block a no-deal exit.

Pressed repeatedly this morning on whether Johnson would send the letter to Brussels requesting an extension, Barclay said only: “I can absolutely confirm that the government will abide by the law.”

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick told Sky News this morning the government had “no intention” of delaying Brexit, but added there was “no plan as to what might happen” if parliament blocked no-deal.

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Johnson and Varadkar see 'pathway' to Brexit deal after talks .
Boris Johnson and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar have agreed there is a "pathway to a possible deal" following "detailed and constructive" Brexit talks.The two premiers met at Thornton Manor in Wirral on Thursday for what their offices billed as a "private meeting" ahead of next week's summit of EU leaders in Brussels.

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