Jeremy Corbyn: Confidence vote ‘soon’ but Brexit plan later

There are continuing pro and anti Brexit demonstrators outside the Houses of Parliament in London

There are continuing pro and anti Brexit demonstrators outside the Houses of Parliament in London

Elsewhere, it emerged that Speaker John Bercow met Tory remain rebel Dominic Grieve on Tuesday, the day before his controversial decision to allow MPs a vote on Mr Grieve's amendment to the timetable of the Brexit deal.

At regular protests outside Parliament, where pro and anti-Brexit demonstrators have been a regular sight for months, far-right groups have targeted MPs and journalists - particularly those members of May's Conservative Party who are skeptical of Brexit or support holding another referendum.

It was her second setback in 24 hours after MPs also voted to deny the government certain taxation powers in a no-deal scenario - in a bid to avoid such an outcome.

"People's faith in the democratic process and their politicians would suffer catastrophic harm", she will say.

May will make a speech today (14 January) that will serve as a last-ditch attempt to persuade MPs to back her Brexit deal in tomorrow's key Commons vote.

Mr Blackford told the BBC programme: "I think everyone now knows that there is no such thing as a "good Brexit", there's no such thing as a "jobs-first Brexit", as some have claimed".

MPs, she said, should respect the results of the 2016 referendum in which 52 per cent of voters backed leaving the EU.

He warned Eurosceptics that they may not be able to rely on the clock ticking down to the default option of a no-deal Brexit on March 29 if Mrs May's deal is voted down.

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Jeremy Corbyn has pledged Labour will call a no-confidence motion in Theresa May's government "soon", while again indicating that if he became prime minister he would prefer to negotiate his own Brexit deal rather than call a second referendum. Only after that would an election be called. A narrower defeat and the bloc may look at fresh ways of making the deal palatable to get it across the finish line in Parliament.

MPs are due to vote on May's deal on Tuesday.

The prime minister has said rejecting it will throw Britain into "uncharted territory" and put the country at risk of crashing out without an agreement, or even no Brexit at all.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has suggested that Labour would table a motion of no confidence in the government if, as expected, the prime minister's deal fails to gain enough votes to pass but he has refused to be drawn on the timing of that.

Mujtaba Rahman, a former Treasury and commission official, and head of Europe for the Eurasia Group risk consultancy, said: "We think the European Union will be willing to go back into the withdrawal agreement and rethink the backstop if the United Kingdom can reach a credible position that leaders believe will land an orderly withdrawal".

Chris Grayling said putting a stop to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union may end centuries of "moderate" politics the United Kingdom has enjoyed since the English Civil War as he urged his Conservative colleagues to back Theresa May's Brexit deal.

May postponed a vote on the deal in mid-December when a resounding defeat was clear.

Corbyn added: "I think you will find that when you get into serious negotiations as a government, determined to have that good relationship with Europe, that there will be an ability to negotiate".

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