Poll shows 12-point lead for remaining in the EU

Poll shows 12-point lead for remaining in the EU

Poll shows 12-point lead for remaining in the EU

British Prime Minister Theresa May gestures as she speaks during a no confidence debate after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal, in London, Britain, on January 16, 2019.

A snap poll conducted in the wake of the crushing defeat of Theresa May's Brexit plan found a 12-point lead for remaining in the European Union - the largest margin since the 2016 referendum. May said she was disappointed Corbyn had not met her yet but added "our door remains open".

He concluded his letter with pitching Labour's alternative plan for Brexit, including a single market deal and a UK-EU customs union - something May has repeatedly ruled out.

Reporters camped out at 10 Downing spotted a half-dozen Labour Party backbenchers going into the cabinet offices to talk with May's ministers about breaking the Brexit logjam.

But the chairman of May's Conservative party, Brandon Lewis, said on Thursday that Britain should not stay in the current customs union because striking global trade deals after Brexit is a priority.

BRITAIN could be sliding into a second Euro-referendum as the only way to break Parliament's Brexit deadlock, two MPs believe.

The MPs were speaking yesterday after Theresa May's Brexit deal was rejected by the House of Commons by a record 230 votes and the Prime Minister on Wednesday survived a "Vote of no confidence" by just 19.

The chancellor said: "The government is not in control of this".

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But her measured remarks contrasted with the blunt message from French President Emmanuel Macron, who told Britons to "figure it out yourselves". "Good luck to the representatives of the nation, who have to implement a thing which doesn't exist".

In a direct message to Mrs May he said: "Take no-deal off the table now please prime minister".

Companies warned of catastrophic job losses and chaos at ports if there was no deal. Business groups have expressed alarm at the prospect of a no-deal exit.

These proactive measures are the result of a bill enabling the government to take the necessary preparatory measures ahead of Brexit, adopted on Wednesday by MEPs.

In shunning the Davos meeting, which she attended past year, May follows in the wake of Emmanuel Macron, under heavy domestic pressure driven by gilets jaunes protests, and Donald Trump, who cancelled his visit due to an ongoing government shutdown in Washington. "We urge the political leadership of both the main parties to support a People's Vote".

The most contentious section was an insurance policy known as the "backstop" created to prevent the reintroduction of border controls between the U.K.'s Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, an European Union member state.

'All this nonsense can be stopped by the Prime Minister ruling out a chaotic no-deal scenario. Corbyn could conceivably assemble a majority behind keeping Britain in the E.U.'s single-market - which is to say, a majority for preserving the bulk of the economic advantages that the United Kingdom derives from European Union membership, in exchange for honoring the bulk of its existing commitments (including the freedom of movement).

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