Varadkar: DUP do not want no-deal Brexit

Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage reacts during ‘Brexit Betrayal’ march from Sunderland to London in Sunderland Britain

Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage reacts during ‘Brexit Betrayal’ march from Sunderland to London in Sunderland Britain

She had been forced to offer MPs a vote on delaying Brexit after they rejected her withdrawal agreement by a large margin, for a second time, and then voted to reject a no-deal Brexit.

DUP MPs and Tory Brexiters are being warned by whips that rejecting May's deal a third time will lead to a big delay and a softer Brexit, nearly certainly including a permanent customs union with the EU. On Tuesday, she failed to attract any more of the Labour MPs who represent constituencies that voted leave in the 2016 referendum, beyond the three who voted for her deal in January.

On Wednesday, the 13th of March 2019, the United Kingdom lawmakers had rejected a no-deal Brexit scenario, cementing the way to delay the Brexit and to find a way out of the nation's worst political gridlock in generations.

And in the Labour Party, 41 MPs rebelled against party orders on Thursday to abstain in a vote on a possible new referendum - with 24 supporting a referendum and 17 voting to oppose one.

It is likely the two will discuss how and if Britain should get an extension on the March 29 Brexit deadline.

"She's been working tirelessly to deliver a deal and she will continue to do that", her spokesman said. The plan now needs to be agreed upon by 27 European Union member states.

"I hope that MPs (lawmakers) of all parties will be over this weekend reflecting on the way forward", Lidington told BBC radio, adding the legal default was still that Britain would leave on March 29, unless something else is agreed.

Downing Street said the government was still preparing for a no-deal Brexit.

Hard Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg tweeted: "A second referendum, the so called "losers" vote', has now been defeated in the House of Commons so is it is off the table".

The government narrowly averted an attempt by lawmakers to seize the agenda on March 20 with the aim of forcing a discussion of alternative Brexit options - possibly limiting May's options when she takes her case for delay to the EU.

They were carrying love hearts bearing messages like "we love workers' rights" and "we love to have a say", but some marchers responded by calling them "EU money grabbers".

The 10 votes provided by the DUP, which props up the government, are thought to be key to the prime minister securing her deal.

And it would be for the leaders of those states "to consider such a request, giving priority to the need to ensure the functioning of the European Union institutions and taking into account the reasons for and duration of a possible extension".

May has issued Brexit supporters a clear ultimatum - ratify her deal by a European Council summit on March 21 or face a delay to Brexit way beyond June 30 that would open up the possibility that the entire divorce could be ultimately thwarted.

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