Leave Means Leave LIVE: Nigel Farage and Tim Martin headline WTO campaign event – WATCH

Leave Means Leave LIVE: Nigel Farage and Tim Martin headline WTO campaign event – WATCH

The event, entitled ‘Brexit: Let’s Go WTO’ will be streamed in London, and will seek to put forward the arguments as to why WTO rules will allow Britain to thrive outside the EU. The panel includes Nigel Farage, Wetherspoons founder Tim Martin, Iain Duncan Smith, Esther McVey and Kate Hoey. It is estimated to run for around 90 minutes.

Theresa May has said it is “impossible” for the Government to rule out a no-deal Brexit.

In a letter to Jeremy Corbyn, the Prime Minister said it was “not within the Government’s power” to guarantee no-deal, as this could be done only by securing Parliament’s approval for a withdrawal agreement or by overturning the result of the 2016 referendum, something she was not prepared to do.

The Labour leader has snubbed talks offered by Mrs May to parliamentarians from all sides of the Brexit debate following the humiliating rejection of her Brexit deal in the House of Commons on Tuesday.

A number of Labour MPs defied a request from Mr Corbyn not to engage in discussions designed to find a plan which might command a majority in the House of Commons.

All the other party leaders have now met the Prime Minister to discuss Brexit since she survived a no-confidence vote on Wednesday evening.

Mrs May has indicated that she is sticking to the “principles” behind her Withdrawal Agreement, of taking control of money, borders and laws and having an independent trade policy.

The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier indicated that Brussels was ready to respond to any revision of Mrs May’s demands, telling MPs in Portugal: “If those red lines move, we will also move, immediately.”

MPs attending the talks in the Cabinet Office and Downing Street were shown a civil service assessment suggesting it would take more than a year to stage a second EU referendum, and Mrs May made clear that a public vote was not Government policy.

Published at Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:45:00 +0000

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