The 1922 committee leader tells Theresa May to postpone the Brexit vote


"Return to Brussels to avoid voting humiliation": Backstage leader Tories tells Theresa May not to risk crushing the defeat of the Commons on her BrexitSir agreement Graham Brady said the Prime Minister should go back to Brussels It wants to renegotiate the backstop to make sure the UK is not tied to the rules of EU Downing Street said: "The vote will take place on Tuesday as scheduled" Meanwhile, Tory's loyalists have tabled an amendment to limit the one-year security limit.

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8:24 pm EST, 6 December 2018

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One of the main tory backbenchers asked Theresa May to delay Tuesday's vote on her Brexit agreement to avoid a humiliating defeat. Sir Graham Brady said that the Prime Minister should return to Brussels and renegotiate the terms of the support agreement. He wants to make sure that the UK is not bound by European rules forever, a prospect that puts the Brexiteer rebels in trouble that they will probably be voting against Mrs. May in large numbers.

One of the main tory backbenchers asked Theresa May to postpone Tuesday's vote on the Brexit affair to avoid a humiliating defeat. Sir Graham, the president of the influential commission of 1922, said yesterday: "I do not see why there should be an objection to providing an expiration date – three years, whatever it is – when we would automatically leave that agreement or some other mechanism just to make sure we could leave. "I do not think there is no reason to go on and lose the vote heavily, "Sir Graham told Sky News." What I would like is to have the reassurance necessary to respond to the concerns of colleagues, but if this reassurance is not available by Tuesday, I think it is perfectly reasonable to delay for a few days. " the vote would be complicated because the pre-vote debate has already begun. This means that the lady would need to win another vote on an amendment to delay it. Downing Street rejected the idea. A spokesman number 10 said: "The vote will take place on Tuesday as scheduled".

Hugo Swire (pictured), a former Northern Ireland minister, presented a backstop amendment with Bob Neill and Richard Graham. Tory's loyalists yesterday evening presented an amendment to the vote to effectively limit the UK's backstop stay to just one year. The proposal would give MPs a vote in 2020 on the opportunity to enter the backstop or extend the transitional period of Brexit – an idea similar to the "parliamentary lock" discussed by Mrs May. But it would also be a "duty" on the government must have a viable alternative within a year of being stopped. And it would require Mrs May to look for "further assurances from the EU that the backstop is only a temporary arrangement". The amendment was presented by Loyalist Members. Hugo Swire and Richard Graham. But Nikki da Costa, former director of legislative affairs at no. 10, he suggested that he was inspired by the ministers, saying: "I know a government amendment when I see one." A government source last night suggested that the ministers would support the amendment. Some high-level Tories believe that it is still possible for the PM to get a "clarification" from Brussels on how long a backstop period may be needed. The backstop is designed to prevent a hard border in the Island of Ireland. The development took place as parliamentarians and businesses were urged by the head of one of Britain's largest investment and retirement companies to prioritize national interests and outdo the Prime Minister's Brexit agreement.

Theresa May said this morning that killing her plan could lead to a no-deal, or no to the BrexitWriting in the Mail, the chief executive officer and general Nigel Wilson said that an agreement with the EU is "will be always a compromise "and argues that Mrs May's opponents are" self-indulgent ". He also warned that re-running the referendum, trying another model of membership, or leaving the block without any agreement will cause more uncertainty for the business. His comments came after a day of turmoil on global stock markets with traders tinkered by the new US-China trade tensions and forecasts for another economic slowdown. More than £ 56 billion was canceled by the FTSE 100, the index of the largest British companies, which closed 217.79 points, or 3.2% less at 6.704.05.

Chancellor Philip Hammond told MPs during the last phase of the Theresa May business debate that he "does not believe we can afford the economic costs of a business without Brexit"
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