Brexit: Theresa May faces defeat in House of Commons vote after refusing eurosceptic request to rewrite motion

Downing Street risks defeat in a key Brexit vote on Valentine's Day after denying the Brexiteer's demands to change the government's position.

On Thursday, MPs will vote on a government motion that endorses the non-binding decisions previously passed by MPs – including the one that eliminates an uncompromising Brexit.

After a key figure in the research group of conservative MEPs backing Brexit said he could not support the motion, the No. 10 said Wednesday that he would still not rewrite it.

This means that Ms. May is facing an embarrassing defeat of the government at a critical time, as she tries to negotiate a new deal in Brussels.

When asked if the government was considering amending its motion to get Brexiteer's support, Theresa May's spokeswoman said, "I do not expect that to happen."

The government's motion for Thursday's debate and vote approves "the approach of the exit of the EU", supported by the Commons on 29 January.

During the evening, the deputies said that the plan of "support" of Northern Ireland should be replaced by "alternative arrangements", but they also said that a Brexit without-agreement should be excluded.

Addressing the BBC, ERG Vice President Mark François said: "We can not vote for this proposal because it is currently configured because it excludes any agreement and removes our power in Brussels.

"The Prime Minister, if she went through the lobbies tomorrow night, would vote against the guarantees given for months in the House of Commons. It's madness.

This occurred after Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay was also forced to reject suggestions that the government was planning to eliminate a Brexit without agreement.

That's what he did after Britain's chief negotiator Olly Robbins was reportedly heard by a Brussels Bar, claiming that Ms. May was planning to wait until the end of the month of March before confronting the deputies to a choice between his agreement or a long delay to Brexit.

But Barclay insisted that it remained "the firm's agreed position" to work to secure a favorable deal, while providing for the possibility of a non-deal.

When asked if Mr. Robbins's comments reflected government policy, Brexit's secretary told BBC Radio 4 Today & # 39; hui program: "No. The prime minister said very clearly that we were determined to leave on March 29. "


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