Brexit: Britons want the final vote over parliament, says poll

Meanwhile, one group of cross-party lawmakers is working on a plan to derail any prospect of a no-deal Brexit, which appears to be the most likely option if May's gambit fails.

"If we as a new, incoming Labour government were to go to Europe without those red lines we know that we could get a different, better deal".

She repeatedly sidestepped questions about whether she would keep putting the deal back to MPs if it gets rejected, instead saying: "If the deal is not voted on, this vote that is coming up, then actually we are going to be in uncharted territory".

The BBC presenter also made a gaffe that did not go unnoticed on social media - asking the Prime Minister if she had watched "I, Daniel Craig" - before quickly correcting himself.

"Don't' let the search for the flawless become the enemy of the good", May said.

The vote has been rescheduled for the week starting January 14 after a debate which is scheduled to begin in the coming week.

"If anyone should be anxious about the tariffs on beef and sheep then it should be the Irish because of course, we, the United Kingdom are net importers of food", Wilson said. "I don't think anybody can say exactly what will happen in terms of the reaction we'll see in Parliament".

Theresa May has warned the United Kingdom will be in "uncharted territory" if MPs do not back her Brexit plan.

May also did not directly respond, when asked, if she was leading the country toward a no-deal Brexit, but repeated her objections to holding a fresh public vote on the deal.

Addressing opponents on both the Remain and Brexiteer wings of parliament, she said: "There are some in parliament who, despite voting in favour of holding the referendum, voting in favour of triggering Article 50 and standing on manifestos committed to delivering Brexit, now want to stop us leaving by holding another referendum".

The Prime Minister warned critics from both sides of the Brexit divide that they risked damaging the economy and trust in democracy by opposing her plan.

John Whittingdale, former Culture Minister, is surely correct when he says; "The Government is raising fears about the consequences of no deal in the hope it would put pressure on MPs to support the Prime Minister's deal".

"The only way to both honour the result of the referendum and protect jobs and security is by backing the deal that is on the table".

Barry Gardiner, the shadow global trade secretary, said Labour could campaign on a promise to negotiate a better Brexit deal than that secured by Theresa May, and said he personally believed that any such deal could then be put to the public.

Britain can still punch above its weight globally even after it exits the European Union (EU), Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Wednesday ahead of a crucial parliamentary vote at home.

She told BBC Radio 5 Live's Pienaar's Politics: "What I would like them to be particularly focusing on is taking the arguments as to why we should remain in the European Union to people who voted to leave and to try to change some hearts and minds".

  • Rogelio Becker