PM warns of catas­tro­phe:




British Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May has warned law­mak­ers that fail­ure to back her plan to leave the Euro­pean Union would be cat­a­strophic for Bri­tain, in a plea for sup­port two days ahead of a vote in par­lia­ment that she is ex­pected to lose.

Law­mak­ers are set to vote on May’s Brexit deal on Tues­day, after she shelved plans for a vote in De­cem­ber when it be­came clear that not enough law­mak­ers from her own party or oth­ers would back the deal she agreed with Brus­sels.

May looks lit­tle closer to se­cur­ing the sup­port she needs, but writ­ing in the Sun­day Ex­press she said law­mak­ers must not let down the peo­ple who voted for Brexit.

“Do­ing so would be a cat­a­strophic and un­for­giv­able breach of trust in our democ­racy,” May said.

“So my mes­sage to Par­lia­ment this week­end is sim­ple: it is time to for­get the games and do what is right for our coun­try.”

On Fri­day, her for­eign min­is­ter Jeremy Hunt said Brexit might not hap­pen at all if May’s deal was de­feated.

Bri­tain, the world’s fifth largest econ­omy, is sched­uled to quit the Euro­pean Union on March 29. The Sun­day Times re­ported that rebel law­mak­ers were plan­ning to wrest con­trol of the leg­isla­tive agenda away from May next week with a view to sus­pend­ing or de­lay­ing Brexit, cit­ing a se­nior gov­ern­ment source. (RTRS)

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