European Economic Area
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MPs have a chance today to show the government the kind of amendments that could make Theresa May’s thrice-defeated withdrawal agreement a chance of passing through Parliament. For the second time a series of motions will come before the House of Commons, testing the waters for alterations to the withdrawal agreement, including calling for referendums on a no-deal Brexit or a public vote on the final proposed Brexit deal. Others focus on economic arrangements like staying in a customs union with the EU by effectively rejoining the European Free Trade Association and European Economic Area.
Staying in the Single Market whilst being outside of the EU leave Britain with a huge democratic deficit
But pro-EU backbenchers say Tory support would see vote won.
'There is no chance of this securing a majority. None. Zero'
He told MPs he didn't want UK to be a 'rule taker'
Tory MP to table amendments to Trade Bill.
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Jacob Rees-Mogg intervenes as Hammond slapped down by No 10.
Theresa May’s Brexit approach is ignoring the intrinsic ties of our European neighbours on the economy and human rights