Bradford MPs not backing Brexit deal

The meaningful vote requires the draft to be put to both the House of Commons and House of Lords.

The Prime Minister has the backing of the majority of the Conservative Party, some independents and one Lib Dem.

Labour MPs Naz Shah, Imran Hussain, Judith Cummins, John Grogan and Alex Sobel were joined by Tory Philip Davies in opposing the deal negotiated with the EU.

But the MPs differ in their reasons and what option they would vote for instead.

"The withdrawal agreement we have will deliver the stability that we want, that our businesses need, the investment that we want".

But if the Prime Minister's withdrawal deal is shot down on Tuesday Mrs Rudd believes the "Plan B" Norway model for Britain's trading relationship with the European Union could be an option. "It trips over into Nigel Farage and it feels to me slightly patriarchal".

Colchester MP Will Quince hit out at the backstop plan to avoid a hard border with Ireland, warning it could result in the United Kingdom being "tied to the negotiating table for years, until we agree to anything in desperation" to get out of the situation.

Mr Hussain (Bradford East) said: "After a miserable two years of negotiations, all that the Prime Minister has brought back is a dog's dinner of a deal that fails to protect jobs, workplace rights and environmental standards, and compromises our security".

Lord Howard suggested that talks with Brussels should be intensified to prepare for a Brexit with no formal deal. I can not support any deal that will leave people in Bradford and across the country worse off, and I will not be supporting the Prime Minister's deal. "If she and the Cabinet decide to brazen it out and simply say [a defeat of] anything under 200 is not as big as you think, then that would be a disaster". "The botched deal negotiated by the Prime Minister is not good enough for my constituents or the country".

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Ms Rudd told The Times that, should the deal be voted down, she would prefer a so-called Norway-plus model for Brexit that would involve staying part of the European Economic Area.

"We are in uncharted territory really", she concludes. It buys a few months of stability but effectively kicks all the hard decisions about our relationship with Europe down the road.

"If we go into government straight away we would start negotiating straight away".

"It would be much better to have firm arrangements in place now".

He said: "Although we cannot know exactly what each member state will do with respect to checks on the European Union border, the cross-government planning assumptions have been revised so we can prepare for the potential impacts that the imposition of third country controls by member states could have".

Mr Dodds says if ratified the deal would be an global legally-binding treaty, which would place a customs and regulatory border between Northern Ireland and Great Britain contrary to previous pledges from Prime Minister Theresa May.

The Prime Minister is expected to to have a considerable amount of MPs voting against her.

"Are there things which I am uneasy about?"

It has been released four days ahead of a crucial parliamentary vote on the Brexit deal.

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