May warns of no-Brexit catas­tro­phe

The Mercury - - WORLD -

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

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

May looks lit­tle closer to se­cur­ing the sup­port she needs, but writ­ing in the Sun­day Ex­press she said MPs 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 EU on March 29.

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