Breaking News – Delay Brexit, three UK ministers urge
Breaking News – Delay Brexit, three UK ministers urge Breaking News – Delay Brexit, three UK ministers urgeBrexit: Greg Clark, Amber Rudd and David Gauke issue delay warning
Brexit should be delayed if Parliament does not approve a deal in the coming days, three cabinet ministers have warned publicly for the first time.Ahead of crucial votes in the Commons, Greg Clark, Amber Rudd and David Gauke told the Daily Mail time was running out and that they hoped for a breakthrough in negotiations soon.If not, they said they are prepared to defy Theresa May and vote for a delay.Downing Street said the trio’s views on no deal were “scarcely a secret”. Number 10 said in a statement: “The PM is working hard to ensure we get a deal with the EU that allows us to deliver on the result of the referendum.
“That is where the cabinet’s energy should be focused.”Earlier, Mrs May’s spokeswoman said the PM would have another “period of engagement” on Brexit at an EU-League of Arab States summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt – including a meeting with European Council president Donald Tusk.The UK remains on course to leave the European Union on 29 March.But the government has repeatedly refused to rule out the possibility of the UK leaving without a formal deal, in the event that Mrs May cannot get MPs to approve the deal she negotiated with Brussels in time.MPs are due to debate Brexit again next Wednesday and are expected to consider an amendment tabled by former Tory minister Sir Oliver Letwin and Labour’s Yvette Cooper to give Parliament the opportunity to delay Brexit and prevent a no-deal situation if there is no agreement with the EU by the middle of March.Mr Clark, Ms Rudd and Mr Gauke argue if a deal is not endorsed by MPs imminently “it would be better to seek to extend Article 50 and delay our date of departure rather than crash out of the European Union on March 29”. Mr Clark, the business secretary, along with Ms Rudd, the work and pensions secretary, and the justice secretary, Mr Gauke, said there had been “months of uncertainty”. They Greg Clark, Amber Rudd and David Gauke say extending Article 50 is better than “crashing out” of the EU. News Today, Breaking News, Breaking news today, US News, UK News, trump news, World news