Monday, 4 July 2022 – 15:40

Labour threatens no confidence vote if PM loses vote on Brexit Deal

Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer told Sky News on Sunday that it is “inevitable” that his party would call a motion of no confidence and seek to force a general election if Theresa May loses the vote on her Brexit deal on 11 December.

The shadow Brexit secretary also said that Labour would work with other parties to begin proceedings for a contempt of parliament move unless the government published its legal advice on Brexit in full. The DUP are reported to be supporting such proceedings. 

The threats will add to a continuing headache for the Prime Minister, who looks unlikely to win her vote on the Brexit Deal in 9 days time, with dozens of MPs from her own party thought to be preparing to vote against the deal. The threats also come after Science minister Sam Gyimah resigned from the government yesterday in order to pursue a People’s Vote.

Environment Secretary Michael Gove told Andrew Marr on the BBC on Sunday that winning the vote would be “challenging” but he insisted it was still possible.

Theresa May is continuing to battle to gain support for her Brexit deal, although many now think that there is little hope of it passing.

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