Published: Tue, June 12, 2018

Crucial week for Brexit

Crucial week for Brexit

"I am incredibly sad to have had to announce my resignation as a minister in Her Majesty's government so that I can better speak up for my constituents and country over how Brexit is now being delivered", Mr Lee said on Twitter.

In the months that followed, May struggled to assert her authority over her party and government, with a string of ministers resigning from the Cabinet and disunity over Brexit among those who remained around her top table.

Phillip Lee, a Justice minister, said he will vote against the Government today on an amendment that will give Parliament a "meaningful vote" on Brexit.

Theresa May has told anti-Brexit Conservative MPs that they will undermine her negotiations with the European Union if they rebel on a series of crucial votes in the Commons over the next two days.

But Lee also cited numerous businesses and constituents who feared the effects of Brexit on their lives.

UK PM Theresa May is expected to urge Tory "Remainers" to put aside personal misgivings about the EU Withdrawal Bill, and deliver on the decision made by the British people in accordance with their duty "to deliver on Brexit".

Theresa May has suffered her first ministerial resignation over Brexit as she was condemned for offering a "fake choice" between a bad deal and no-deal at all.


The MP says he will back a knife edge vote created to give parliament the power to vote down May's Brexit deal.

"The government's position isn't a position, its a sham to get through the next 48 hours and keep Jacob Rees-Mogg in check". I am confident I can get a deal that allows us to strike our own trade deals while having a border with the European Union which is as frictionless as possible.

"The goal of the EU Withdrawal Bill is simple - it is putting EU legislation into law to ensure a smooth and orderly transition as we leave", she is expected to tell them.

"But if the Lords amendments are allowed to stand, that negotiating position will be undermined".

Lose that and Mrs May could lose control of the Brexit negotiation.

It is the legislation aimed at ensuring the United Kingdom has a smooth transition out of the EU.

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