13.03.2019 | MPs plan to save Brexit after Theresa May’s humiliating defeat as Parliament shun deal
Source - The Daily Express
Tory heavyweights such as Jacob Rees-Mogg, Iain Duncan-Smith and Nicky Morgan all signed a document committing to the Malthouse amendment. The proposal would see the UK exit the EU on May 22, allowing for further time to try and find a deal. On Tuesday, Mrs May suffered yet another defeat as Parliament voted down her revamped withdrawal agreement.
Wednesday will see the latest vote for MPs as they are given the chance to decide whether or not to block a no deal departure.
In a letter shared by The Times, more than a dozen MPs backed Kit Malthouse’s amendment.
The letter says: “The Government should publish the UK’s Day One Tariff Schedules immediately.
“Allow businesses to prepare for the operation of those tariffs, that the Government should seek an extension of Article 50 process to 10.59pm on May 22, at which point the UK would leave the EU.”
It adds: “The Government should unilaterally guarantee the rights of EU citizens residents in the UK.”
Other MPs to have signed up include Damian Green, Steve Baker and Simon Hart.
After Mrs May’s deal was shot down, there were fears Remainer MPs would try to seize control of the next steps of Brexit by voting to rule out the possibility of a no deal Brexit.
If they do, a second vote will take place on Thursday on whether to ask Brussels to agree on an extension to the Article 50 process that takes Britain out of the bloc on March 29.
MPs, who have effectively seized control of the Brexit process, are now expected to vote to rule out a no-deal Brexit before a further vote on extending the EU’s Article 50 departure process.
Seventy-five Tories including leading Brexiteers Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg rebelled to vote against Mrs May’s deal.