PMQs LIVE: Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn set for latest Brexit showdown | Politics | News – UK



Mrs May’s proposals, revealed at her Chequers country retreat in June, have been attacked continuously during the summer recess, both in the UK and Brussels, raising fears of a no-deal Brexit scenario.

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier dealt the Prime Minister a significant blow last week when he said he was “strongly opposed” to key parts of her proposals for a post-withdrawn trade deal, warning Britain can’t “cherry pick” which Brussels regulations it wants to adopt on exiting the bloc.

But Mrs May has remained defiant on her plans, and wrote in the Sunday Telegraph:”I will not be pushed into accepting compromises on the Chequers proposals that are not in our national interest.”

See below for live updates on PMQs:

12.13pm May asks Corbyn to rule out a second Brexit vote

Mrs May wants Mr Corbyn to stand up and outright dismiss the possibility of a second Brexit vote. 

She says: “He should stand up and categorically rule out a second referendum.

“He refuses to do so. I’ll give him the chance to do it now.”

12.08pm: Government right to make preparations for no-deal

Mrs May said that the government is right to prepare for a no-deal scenario but is still hopful of agreeing a good deal.

She says: “The director of WTO said no deal would not be a walk in the park but it would not be the end of the world.

“The Government is right to make the necessary preparations for no deal while at the same time we are working for a good deal.” 

12pm PMQs starts 

Theresa May begins by asking Jeremy Corbyn to apologise the anti-semitism crisis that has engulfed him and Labour. 

Mr Corbyn replies: “There is no place for racism in any form in our society and we should tackle wherever it arises, in our own parties as well.”



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