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UK: May, Corbyn share fiery exchange in Parliament over draft Brexit deal04:11

UK: May, Corbyn share fiery exchange in Parliament over draft Brexit deal

United Kingdom, London
November 14, 2018 at 15:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

UK Prime Minister Theresa May was met with fiery opposition from Jeremy Corbyn on her draft Brexit deal in the House of Commons in London on Wednesday, just hours before a special cabinet meeting unveiling the details.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn accused the Prime Minister of putting a "false choice to Parliament between her botched deal or no deal" that "doesn't deliver a Brexit for the whole country."

May defended the deal, arguing that the deal will take back control on money, law and borders as well as protect jobs, security and the integrity of the UK.

Corbyn also accused the Prime Minister of a "non-answer" when she responded to his question about whether the UK would be able to unilaterally withdraw from a backstop under her proposed deal."

"There needs to be a backstop as an insurance policy, but neither side actually wants us to be in that backstop, because we want to bring the future relationship into place at the end of December 2020," May said.

Conservative Party MP Julia Lopez asked the Prime Minister whether the proposed deal would mean the UK would remain bound to the EU's regulatory system and therefore be prevented from striking trade deals around the world. May assured MPs that this would not be the case.

May's draft Brexit deal has come under attack in recent days, with Transport Minister Jo Johnson being the most recent MP to resign over the debacle, accusing May of offering MPs a choice between "vassalage and chaos."

A special cabinet meeting will be held later in the day in which the details of the draft deal will be announced. If cabinet agrees to the proposed deal, a summit will be held on November 24 and 25.

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May was met with fiery opposition from Jeremy Corbyn on her draft Brexit deal in the House of Commons in London on Wednesday, just hours before a special cabinet meeting unveiling the details.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn accused the Prime Minister of putting a "false choice to Parliament between her botched deal or no deal" that "doesn't deliver a Brexit for the whole country."

May defended the deal, arguing that the deal will take back control on money, law and borders as well as protect jobs, security and the integrity of the UK.

Corbyn also accused the Prime Minister of a "non-answer" when she responded to his question about whether the UK would be able to unilaterally withdraw from a backstop under her proposed deal."

"There needs to be a backstop as an insurance policy, but neither side actually wants us to be in that backstop, because we want to bring the future relationship into place at the end of December 2020," May said.

Conservative Party MP Julia Lopez asked the Prime Minister whether the proposed deal would mean the UK would remain bound to the EU's regulatory system and therefore be prevented from striking trade deals around the world. May assured MPs that this would not be the case.

May's draft Brexit deal has come under attack in recent days, with Transport Minister Jo Johnson being the most recent MP to resign over the debacle, accusing May of offering MPs a choice between "vassalage and chaos."

A special cabinet meeting will be held later in the day in which the details of the draft deal will be announced. If cabinet agrees to the proposed deal, a summit will be held on November 24 and 25.