UK minister resigns, plans to rebel over parliament's Brexit role

UK minister resigns, plans to rebel over parliament's Brexit role

"It is the Labour Party that is trying to stop us getting a deal for the British people".

But it was a vote in parliament on Tuesday that left her seemingly at the mercy of two groups in the Conservative Party - those who want to maintain the closest possible ties with the European Union, and others pressing for a clean break.

Mrs May met pro-EU Tories in her private room in the Commons moments before a crucial vote to hear their demands for a truly meaningful vote on the final exit deal.

Who is the minister who has resigned?

Earlier on Tuesday the government suffered a setback as one minister resigned over what he called the government's plans to "limit" the role of parliament in shaping Brexit.

By Tuesday evening, May was able to avoid a backbench parliamentary revolt, conceding that if her government fails to secure a Brexit deal by November 30, 2018, she will return to the House that will decide "what happens next".

But around an hour before the vote was due, Buckland offered Grieve a compromise to discuss parts of his amendment that the government could adopt - a move aimed at winning the lawmakers and other rebels over. However, with the vast majority of both Leave and Remain voters agreeing that the government's negotiating strategy has been a failure, MPs across the aisle have started to have doubts about whether a satisfactory deal will be possible. The amendment is signed by 12 Conservatives.

If it had been accepted the amendment would have given the lower chamber, the House of Commons, a "meaningful vote" on any deal agreed with Brussels before Britain leaves the European Union in March next year.

However, although the prime minister was spared the complication and embarrassment of defeats of Wednesday, issues like customs are set to be revisited in a few weeks time when more Brexit-related legislation is put to MPs.

A paper laying out the U.K. government position on future relations, due to be published this month, has been delayed until July because the Cabinet can not agree on a united stance. On Wednesday, one on joining the European Economic Area - the single market - will likely fall because the main opposition Labour Party is against it.

What do the newspapers say about the votes?

The Daily Express, another pro-Brexit tabloid, issued a thinly-veiled threat to lawmakers, saying they should "Ignore the will of the people at [their] peril". It also attacked the unelected nature of the House of Lords (which traditionally scrutinizes laws passed to it by the elected lower chamber), linking it to a perceived attempt to frustrate the Brexit process. That probably means the chances of a no-deal Brexit recede.

It also threatens the now invisible border between the U.K.'s Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, an European Union member.

Supporters of this policy argue it would protect British jobs and go some way to preserving the invisible Irish border, while detractors point out it would prevent Britain from signing its own trade deals after it has left the EU. But May is facing a potential rebellion from some lawmakers from her Conservative Party who want to retain close ties with the bloc after the U.K.'s exit takes effect.

"We must under all circumstances respect the result of the referendum", Brexit Secretary David Davis told lawmakers as he opened the debate.

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