British PM is facing a heavy defeat in Tuesday’s parliamentary vote on the draft withdrawal agreement
Prime Minister Theresa May warned on Sunday if parliament rejects her Brexit deal, it could leave Britain in the European Union and bring the opposition Labour Party to power.
The embattled leader’s message came with her government fearing a heavy defeat in Tuesday’s parliamentary vote on the draft withdrawal agreement she signed with Brussels last month.
Media reports said May is under pressure from her cabinet to delay the vote and fly to Brussels to secure more concessions ahead of a planned summit with the other 27 EU leaders on Thursday and Friday.
But Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay told the BBC: “The vote is going ahead.”
May said Britain “would truly be in uncharted waters” if the text agreed after nearly two years of tortuous negotiations is voted down less than four months before the March 29 Brexit date.
“It would mean grave uncertainty for the nation with a very real risk of no Brexit,” she told The Mail on Sunday .
“We have a leader of the opposition who thinks of nothing but attempting to bring about a general election… I believe Jeremy Corbyn getting his hands on power is a risk we cannot afford to take.”
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May is facing her biggest crisis since coming to power a month after the nation voted by a 52-48 per cent margin in June 2016 to leave the world’s largest single market after 46 years.

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