Tusk says no deal or no Brexit if United Kingdom parliament rejects deal

She said: "Councils across Scotland are facing huge cuts and the last thing we need is Brexit harming our economy and leading to further austerity, putting more valued services at risk".

She said as she spoke to reporters on the plane to the G20 summit in Buenos Aires: "The the beginning of the negotiations with the European Union, there were two options on the table, one was Norway and one was a Canada-style free trade agreement".

In his article, Mr Gyimah said that if MPs were to support the agreement it would "set ourselves up for failure" by surrendering "our voice, our vote and our veto".

"I'm very happy to tell President Trump and others that we will have an independent trade policy, because we will have an independent trade policy, we will be able to do trade deals", she said. "This is an important point in our history", she said.

And she warned: "A divided country is not a country that prospers". Opposition parties and the small Northern Irish party which props up Mrs May's minority government have all said they plan to vote against it.

With scores of backbench Conservatives threatening to rebel in the historic "meaningful vote", Mrs May might have to rely on Labour votes and abstentions to save her Brexit deal.

Dismissing suggestions that she should face Boris Johnson or Nicola Sturgeon as well as Jeremy Corbyn in the TV showdown, Mrs May said: "This is not a debate about recreating the referendum debate of Leavers versus Remainers".

Britain's Parliament is due to vote on the accord December 11.

"Because I have got a plan". "In the lead up to what is a crucial vote, you will see more of that". "We don't see any alternative coming forward from the Labor Party".

"Without a backstop there is no deal". "If she and her team prefer BBC, she should join me in asking them to arrange an actual head-to-head debate".

"As you will know, up to six options for the UK's future will be voted on in the House of Commons on December 11", he said. Some opponents are calling for a second referendum now that the costs of leaving the European Union have become clear, but May says that would violate the trust of the 17.4 million people who voted for Brexit in 2016.

Shadow cabinet sources said that, while it was entirely right that Labour should focus on defeating May's deal and trying to force an election, there was wide acceptance that it was unlikely to achieve that goal, so the party would soon be unable to argue that it could negotiate a better deal than May.

"If only politicians could stick to their word and impartial institutions could stick to their jobs then democracy would flourish", he added.

Brexiteers have accused the government of betraying the 2016 referendum, as the deal could see the United Kingdom locked in the EU customs union long after the article 50 deadline. "I think it is important we bring the country together and actually look to our future outside the European Union".

"The message I get from members of the public is that they want the Government to do that, they want us to deliver Brexit and we want to do it in a way that protects people's jobs".

"Does the deal deliver 100% of what I wanted?"

  • Eleanor Harrison