Theresa May's Brexit deal: What you need to know

Ivan Schwartz
November 16, 2018

But she opposed initial reports of her being "left in tears" following the row saying she shed no tears as "I'm made of much sterner stuff than that", the Telegraph reports.

When you strip away the detail, the choice before us is clear.

"The government simply can not put to Parliament this half-baked deal that both the Brexit Secretary and his predecessor have rejected", he said. We can risk no Brexit at all.

During her Downing Street statement, she also pushed that the deal gave back "full control of our money", she said, "so we decide ourselves how to spend it on priorities like our NHS".

The pound plunged against the dollar and euro Thursday after ministers, including Britain's Brexit secretary Dominic Raab, quit in protest against a draft deal to exit the EU.

Westminster is braced for further resignations, amid widespread expectations that the Prime Minister may face a challenge to her position from Conservative MPs submitting letters of no confidence in her leadership.

Dominic Raab, the UK's Brexit secretary, who was nominally the chief British negotiator for the deal now on the table said on Thursday: " I can not in good conscience support the terms proposed for our deal with the European Union".

"I can not reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto", he said. Now we have recently had the news that Dominic Raab has also resigned from the Cabinet.

Esther McVey, the work and pensions minister, tendered her resignation shortly after Raab.

On one of the biggest days of her political career and with the fate of her government at stake, a determined and composed May told parliament she had secured the best deal possible for Britain.

Mr Raab resigned as Brexit Secretary yesterday and launched a devastating critique of the Prime Minister's Brexit deal.

Amid the political turmoil, the pound plunged on currency markets, falling 1.7 percent to $1.27, its second biggest drop after it fell 1.73 percent against the United States dollar in September.

Some in Britain, including lawmakers on both sides of the debate, have been calling for a second public vote on any deal that the U.K. Parliament approves.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the draft deal was "a failure in its own terms" and a senior spokesman said that the "likelihood" was that the party would vote against it in the Commons.

He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "If you are those sceptics, the ardent Brexiteers, what you have to really worry about here is that if you don't take this opportunity to leave the European Union, to get Brexit over the line, you might never leave at all".

With the proposed deal facing stiff opposition, the push for another Brexit referendum is gaining momentum.

But May insisted that while the negotiations had not been comfortable, it was the best Britain could hope for when it leaves the European Union on March 29.

Eurosceptics in May's party have long feared that the prime minister was leading Britain towards a customs union with the EU, something, they say, would mean a Brexit in name.

Labour MPs who support a second referendum, though, say that because there are a rising number of Tories who would support another national vote, that would be the most likely way to reverse Brexit.

May has defended the deal as providing the continuity businesses need while the country and the European Union agree on a long-term trade relationship.

The Brexit negotiations are "a matter of the highest outcome", she said, touching "almost every area of our national life".

"But there's a lot of work that needs to happen to ensure that we have that unhindered supply of medicine". But officials in Brussels admitted the plan could go awry depending on events in London.

The EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, told journalists that the agreement was "a decisive, crucial step in concluding these negotiations".

May also tried to highlight how the deal gave back full control of United Kingdom laws by ending the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK.

The dead was "the best that could be negotiated", she said.

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