Government publish Brexit legal advice they didn't want you to see

Government publish Brexit legal advice they didn't want you to see

The government had refused previous requests to publish the advice, which comes just a week before MPs vote on the deal itself, saying it would set a unsafe precedent if the Attorney General could not provide the Prime Minister with honest, confidential legal advice without fear of it being made public.

She suggested MPs could be "given a role" in deciding whether to activate the backstop, which is created to stop the return of a physical border.

Opening a third day of debate, Mr Hammond told the Commons a no-deal Brexit would be "too very bad to contemplate". "It is a vote in which the future of their country is at stake", he said.

Former Brexit secretary David Davis pulled no punches in his assessment of the situation and called on MPs to vote down the Prime Minister's deal and "make sure the stake goes through its heart and it gets buried at the crossroads".

The announcement came amid suggestions from ministers that she should find ways to avoid losing the vote, which could bring down the government, or see Britain leave the bloc without a deal.

Both opponents and allies alike have spent days criticising the agreement, especially the backstop, meant to ensure there is no return to a hard border between British-ruled Northern Ireland and EU-member Ireland.

She said MPs may have a role to play on deciding whether the United Kingdom would enter the backstop or extend a possible transition period - but she gave few details.

"The question is: do we go into the backstop?"

Bob has previously said he will support the Prime Minister's deal to secure Brexit.

He placed a 10 percent probability on a no-deal Brexit, down from 20 percent, and a 50 percent probability on an orderly Brexit, down from 60 percent.

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The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier warned that MPs risk destroying the chance of a future trade deal if they vote down the agreement.

The Times newspaper reported that senior ministers were urging the prime minister to delay it for fear of a rout. He told MEPs: 'I must say once again, today, calmly and clearly - it is the only and the best possible agreement'.

He said: "Some people on my side "well they might just vote leave again" and my answers is if they do, they do".

It would add provisions for the Commons to "approve the Government's proposed approach, including whether or not an extension to the implementation period should be pursued; and parliamentary approval of the commencement of the powers implementing the Northern Ireland backstop".

It is a key condition of the continued support of the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party, which is propping up May's minority government.

The government has said there is no deal on the table that did not involve signing up to the backstop - but that it is only a last resort.

During the 2016 referendum, Christchurch voters backed leaving the European Union by a majority of 17 per cent, making it the leading pro-Brexit constituency in the Bournemouth conurbation.

During the first two days of debate, at least 15 of May's own lawmakers explicitly said they intend to vote against the deal, and British media have speculated that as many as 100 could ultimately rebel.

"The people made their decision and I back them by supporting a deal which delivers on the outcome of the referendum".

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