Theresa May’s Brexit revisions appear headed for defeat in British House vote

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Theresa May looked exhausted as she left Downing Street this morning to beg her MPs to vote for her deal in a lunchtime meeting, warning them that Britain may never leave the European Union if they refuse to back her tonight.

"The legal risk remains unchanged" that Britain would have "no internationally lawful means of exiting the Protocol's arrangements, save by agreement".

Asked if this conclusion was "pretty terminal" for May's deal, Barclay told members of parliament: "I don't accept that, because one has got to look at this as a package, not in isolation".

All eyes turned Tuesday to UK Attorney General Geoffrey Cox - a respected lawyer from Mrs May's Conservative party tasked with providing the government with independent legal advice.

The EU said it had made significant concessions as two additional documents were agreed to back up the withdrawal agreement struck in December a year ago - a joint legally binding instrument which the United Kingdom could use to start a "formal dispute" against the EU if it tried to keep the United Kingdom tied into the backstop indefinitely and a joint statement committing both sides to find an alternative to the backstop by the end of the Brexit transition period of December 2020.

"I'm not sure that the agreements with the European Union are a major change, " he said. The two sides also agreed to continue working on technology that would do away with the need for border checks. However, the text of the 585-page withdrawal agreement remains unchanged.

However, parliament is expected firmly to reject a "no-deal" Brexit as well, so MPs would then vote again on Thursday - on whether government should request a delay to the leaving date to allow further talks.

But Tuesday's vote also meant that an array of possibilities open up including a second referendum or general elections - keeping general market volatility levels on the pound high.

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The other is a joint statement about the United Kingdom and EU's future relationship, which commits to replacing the backstop with an alternative by December 2020. May has been seeking changes from the European Union that might persuade enough lawmakers to back the deal.

"MPs were clear that legal changes were needed to the backstop".

Many fear that Brexit will divide the West as it grapples with both the unconventional US presidency of Donald Trump and growing assertiveness from Russian Federation and China, leaving Britain economically weaker and with its security capabilities depleted. "Now is the time to come together, to back this improved Brexit deal, and to deliver on the instruction of the British people". "It is not, these doubts and fears can be put to bed".

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The Attorney's legal advice deals a significant blow to the prime minister's hopes of overturning MPs' 230-vote rejection of her Withdrawal Agreement in the second "meaningful vote" on the deal in the House of Commons on Tuesday evening.

Some British lawmakers underscored that warning, telling their Brexit-backing colleagues that rejecting the deal could lead to Britain's departure being postponed indefinitely.

"Today is our Hotel California moment". This is what we can expect tonight.

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