Brexit Crisis: PM May Should Resign if She Loses Confidence Vote - Committee

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Instead she reportedly will head to Brussel's in the hope of securing changes to her deal with the EU, which several European states have flat out refused to negotiate.

Mr Corbyn said that when Mrs May left the country, the Commons was about to start day four of the five-day debate on the Brexit deal.

"The thinking from Labour is if they wait until next week and they table that motion, they can capitalise on that residual anger among the hardcore Brexiters in the Conservative Party who are so frustrated at their failed efforts to get rid of Theresa May that they actually decide to support a Labour motion of no confidence in Theresa May".

The Labour leader warned Mrs May had now lost her majority in Parliament and predicted she would not be able to pass her Brexit deal.

When Corbyn demanded that the PM "categorically rule out the option of no-deal", May replied that the only way of doing this is to vote for her deal.

It had been suggested that Jeremy Corbyn had been considering a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister had the vote been defeated heavily, however, it remains to be seen if he will take up Nicola Sturgeon's proposal.

"Isn't it completely contrary to the national interest for the prime minister to run down another six weeks on the clock - when all she is seeking is reassurances and clarification on a document Parliament already understands?"

He said if Mrs May returns from Europe with "nothing more than warm words" then she must put the deal to MPs for a vote.

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"That would have been the honourable way to proceed".

Mr Lidington later said Mrs May wanted to bring the revised deal back before the January 21 date if possible, which he said was "a deadline" and not "a target".

Mr Lidington said any amendment would need the House to vote for it, but Mr Francois angrily shouted from the benches behind him: "We can't vote on it if you don't bring it forward, can we!"

Solicitor general Robert Buckland told reporters after the meeting: "She said "In my heart I would like to lead the party into the next election" and then that was the introductory phrase to her indication that she would accept the fact that that would not happen, that is not her intention".

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford earlier told Jeremy Corbyn to act now or the Scottish party would.

Strangely enough, the answer to that question could lie with the Democratic Unionist Party, Mrs May's Commons allies, rather than the prime minister herself.

Elaborating, Jenkins said "We have made clear, for both MPs and the public, what would be expected to happen if the House were to express "no confidence" in the government".