May begins Brexit hard sell before Parliament vote

May defends draft Brexit deal

May defends draft Brexit deal

He went on: "Any debate must involve someone who believes in Brexit & the British people being fully in control of their laws, rather than giving back control to the European Union like the PM's deal". But he said Britain would be in "choppy waters" if the deal was rejected.

Brexit enters into force on March 29 and May's government is also making "no-deal" preparations just in case.

But Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington shrugged off Mr Trump's comments, telling the same programme: "I don't think it was that unexpected".

Produced by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (known as NIESR), an independent think-tank, the analysis shows the prime minister's withdrawal agreement is less economically damaging than crashing out of the European Union without a deal, but there would be a hit to national income from less trade, foreign investment, productivity and migration.

"He's the president of the United States, and if he says it's going to be hard, then it certainly looks like it's going to be hard", Fallon told the BBC.

May defends draft Brexit deal

Mrs May has mobilised the government to sell the pact with a nationwide tour planned as well as handing down on orders to every minister to sell her deal to those affected by their ministerial brief.

Prime Minister Theresa May has scheduled a Brexit debate with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Sunday 9th December. the SAME day as the I'm A Celeb final. "He hasn't got a plan", The Sun newspaper quoted her as saying.

Former May loyalist Michael Fallon said the government was asking parliament to "take a huge gamble" and "surrendering our (EU) vote and our veto without any firm commitment to frictionless trade". "We can back this deal, deliver on the vote of the referendum and move on to building a brighter future of opportunity and prosperity for all our people".

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker predicted that it would pass in parliament, despite the strong opposition, adding that it was "the best deal possible for Britain".

She is also due to travel to Wales.

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"There is no point having a debate with two people who voted Remain & deals that don't take back control".

Ms Sturgeon, who wants the United Kingdom to remain permanently in the single market and customs union and has backed calls for another referendum on the Brexit terms, has said the SNP's 35 MPs at Westminster will vote against the deal on 11 December.

Three quarters of businesses in Britain's automotive sector think leaving the European Union next year without a transition deal would hurt them, an industry survey showed on Tuesday. I don't think that the Prime Minister meant that. "Hopefully, she'll be able to do something about that", Mr Trump said.

"We don't want to give the wrong impression to people whether they are passionate Remainers or passionate Brexiteers that there is another deal could command the support of 28 members states, there is not".

"The EU have maintained throughout this process that they wanted to link overall access to markets to access to fisheries".

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Opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn called the deal "an act of national self-harm".

The groundwork for an "ambitious" agreement with the United States has been laid in five meetings of joint working groups, the spokesman said.

Looking towards December 11, May said there is a choice the House of Commons will have to make.

Meanwhile more than 80 Tory MPs have declared publicly that they intend to vote against it.

The Labour boss has said he would "relish" the chance for debate - but would wait until a formal invite comes in first.

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Ms Sturgeon said: "It will not end uncertainty".

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