Jeremy Corbyn pushes for People's Vote on Brexit through new amendment

Polish foreign minister proposes limiting backstop

Polish foreign minister proposes limiting backstop

Prime Minister Theresa May, who survived a vote of no confidence earlier this month, is giving a statement in the British Parliament, regarding a new solution for the Brexit process, as her deal was previously rejected by the MPs.

Pro and anti Brexit protesters demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament (Picture: PA) There was little indication of compromise, with the Prime Minister once again ruling out a second referendum and an extension to Article 50 but stopping short of announcing an adjustment to her position.

Both sides have committed to negotiating a post-Brexit settlement quickly, which means the contentious "Irish backstop" - a necessary safeguard for preserving the Good Friday Agreement and peace in Northern Ireland - will never have to come into play.

In a nod to the European Union, she offered to waive a settled status fee for European Union citizens living in Britan.

May's deal was rejected by lawmakers last week by a historic margin and she's now trying to revise the agreement with the European Union to win over opponents at home.

An amendment, previously adopted by the legislators, states that May has to work out a new plan of action in just 10 weeks, before the country is set to exit the European Union on 29 March 2019.

Government sources said she would be holding further talks with MPs, as well as business leaders and trade unionists, throughout the week in an attempt to find a way forward.

The former Tory leader, now Lord Hague, used his column in the Daily Telegraph to say that MPs who voted down Theresa May's botched Brexit plan last week "joined together to paralyse the only good government available, make Brexit impossible to deliver on schedule or even at all, and produce in much of the population an utter disgust with their proceedings".

Here is a look at the amendments which are due to be voted on by MPs on January 29.

She also promised a greater role for parliamentary committees, with MPs getting to see more internal government information on Brexit on a confidential basis.




However, last week, the United Kingdom prime minister said the European Union had made it "clear there will be no flexibility on border checks in no deal". "Now, we finally need to know what it does want".

- Labour's amendment: A second referendum on the cards?

Among the amendments suggested so far are plans to prevent a no-deal Brexit and to extend the deadline for leaving the EU.

Labour has distanced itself from backing a second referendum after tabling an amendment allowing MPs to vote on ways to end the "Brexit deadlock".

Under the plan, if no deal is struck by February 26, Parliament would be able to direct the next steps, including forcing May to call for an extension to the negotiations beyond Britain's planned exit date of March 29.

Theresa May said on Monday she was focused on altering the backstop - the "insurance policy" created to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland.

"I will not now speculate on this Plan B because, as I said seconds ago, we are for Plan A, which is set by the withdrawal agreement", Schinas said.

It means Northern Ireland staying aligned to some rules of the EU single market and effectively keeps the United Kingdom in the customs union until the United Kingdom and EU reach a lasting trade agreement.

Last week, Mr Varadkar reinforced his position that Ireland would implement any infrastructure on the border with Northern Ireland.

The Prime Minister is focused on making changes the the backstop to ensure no hard border emerges on Ireland, according to a Downing Street spokesman.

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