What Brexit game is EU playing? British parliament leader Leadsom asks

British pound sterling banknotes on a table

British pound sterling banknotes on a table

If her deal is rejected, lawmakers will be able to vote on Wednesday and Thursday on whether they want to leave the bloc without a deal or ask for a delay to Brexit beyond March 29 - all but wresting control of Brexit from the government.

The government has previously tried to use the risk of Brexit being reversed as a way to convince eurosceptics to back May's deal despite their deep reservations about it.

PM Theresa May tried to pressure United Kingdom lawmakers on Friday to support her Brexit deal, warning that Britain may never leave the European Union if they vote down the agreement next week.

The DUP was equally unimpressed, with Nigel Dodds, its deputy leader, calling the proposal "neither realistic nor sensible".

"An unchanged withdrawal agreement will be defeated firmly by a sizeable proportion of Conservatives and the DUP if it is again presented to the Commons", they wrote in the Sunday Telegraph. "They've got to recognize her deal isn't going to work, it doesn't get support, and will not get through parliament".

If the transition concludes without a final deal being reached, the Withdrawal Agreement stipulates that it is either extended by mutual agreement, or the two parties fall into an indefinite "backstop" arrangement in which Northern Ireland would be effectively annexed to the EU Customs Union while mainland Great Britain would enter a parallel, EU-controlled "single customs territory" - an arrangement the British government would not be allowed to terminate without the EU's permission. The newspaper also said cabinet ministers have spoken about whether to insist she goes as early as this week.

At the heart of the dispute is a disagreement over how to manage the border between the British province of Northern Ireland and EU-member Ireland.

Aston Villa's Grealish attacked by fan
The man sprinted onto the field in the ninth minute and struck Grealish with some force - to cheers from some in the home support. It occurred in the first half when a man in a cap charged Grealish and used his right arm to hit him directly in the face.

Mrs May urged the European Union on Friday (local time) to make "just one more push" to break the Brexit deadlock, but proposals from the bloc's chief negotiator fell short of anything that would win over the British Parliament.

Should May's deal be rejected on Tuesday, MPs will be invited to vote the following day on whether the United Kingdom should leave the European Union on March 29 without a deal.

"We need to win that vote", he told BBC, stating that a defeat for the withdrawal plan agreed after two years of negotiations would lead to a totally unpredictable situation.

However, Starmer said the party would not be seeking to secure support in parliament for a second referendum on Tuesday.

On Friday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said that if the UK decides to hold a second referendum, Brexit may never take place, thus the authorities would be letting the voters down.

Amid the political chaos, many company chiefs are aghast at London's handling of Brexit and say it has already damaged Britain's reputation as Europe's pre-eminent destination for foreign investment. "Those carrying additional inventory know an extension will squeeze their cashflow for longer".

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