Britons would now vote to stay in EU

Survey: Majority of UK conservatives reject May's Brexit deal with Brussels

Survey: Majority of UK conservatives reject May's Brexit deal with Brussels

"The only way you're going to get on and deliver Brexit is what's called a "no deal" Brexit".

Speaking this morning, May said: "If the deal is not voted on, this vote that is coming up, then actually we are going to be in uncharted territory".

Facing the defeat of her deal last month, May postponed a parliamentary vote on it, pledging to seek "legal and political assurances" from the EU.

Mrs May also refused to put a timescale on her departure.

"Don't let the search for the ideal become the enemy of the good, because the danger there is actually we end up with no Brexit at all", May said.

Debate will resume on Wednesday and the vote is officially slated for the week of January 14, but MPs look no closer to reaching agreement. "I don't think anybody can say exactly what will happen in terms of the reaction we'll see in Parliament".

May also did not directly respond, when asked, if she was leading the country toward a no-deal Brexit, but repeated her objections to holding a fresh public vote on the deal.

"If Parliament rejects the Prime Minister's bad deal the only sensible course of action is to withdraw Article 50 immediately", he said.

Separately, The Sunday Telegraph disclosed that Ian Lavery, the Labour Party chairman, has publicly described the campaign for a second referendum on Brexit as "disrespectful", as voters had already opted to leave.

As MPs prepare to return to Westminster with the crunch Commons vote looming on the Withdrawal Agreement thrashed out with Brussels, the Prime Minister said no alternative plan was able to respect the 2016 referendum result, protect jobs and provide certainty to citizens and businesses.

Asked about warnings over the risks of no-deal disruption, including potential food and medicine shortages, 76% of Conservative members said they were "exaggerated or invented".

The Daily Mail reported the PM is working on a "double lock" to put a time limit on the backstop.

The backstop is effectively an insurance arrangement required by the EU and would see the United Kingdom enter into a temporary customs union with the EU if a future trade deal was not agreed during the transition period which will run until 2020.

Mr Davies told BBC Radio Wales' Sunday Supplement programme that it is "very unlikely" Mrs May will win the vote.

Former chancellor Mr Clarke said the Article 50 notification - the formal European Union legal process for Brexit - should be revoked to prevent a no-deal situation.

"And it seems to me, at a personal level, what I would then say is that is the time when we would then say to people, 'now make your decision on what we have managed to conclude, '" he said.

"I certainly hope that the chances of the deal going through have improved".

She added: "I am continuing to listen to colleagues and will continue to talk to colleagues about this and we are continuing to talk with the European Union about the further assurances that can give MPs the confidence of knowing that they can support this deal".

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