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Brexit must not be frustrated, Theresa May vows

Image copyrightGetty Images The Brexit vote must not be frustrated and the government needs to maintain an "absolute" focus on delivering it, Theresa May has said. In a speech to Tory activists the PM said, as here negotiations with the EU reach their final stages, the "worst thing we could do is lose our focus" It came as three pro-EU cabinet members warned they could vote to delay Broken to prevent a "disastrous" no-deal. But Mrs May said there must be some "purges" about MPs with differing views. Ahead of crucial votes in the Commons next week, Greg Clark, Amber Rudd and David Gauke told the Daily Mail they would be prepared to defy the prime minister and vote for a delay. The intervention was called for their resignations by Tory Brexiteers. on March 29. However, the government has repeatedly refused to rule out t he may of the UK leave without a formal deal, in the event that Mrs May cannot get MPs to approve the deal she negotiated with Brussels in time. Largest democratic exercise on Saturday evening as MPs prepared for a series of votes on Wednesday which could see Parliament's control of the Brexit process. remain an option. Mr. They argued there "will not be a time to agree to a deal and complete all the necessary legislation" unless a deal is approved in the coming days. An amendment tabled by former Tory minister Sir Oliver Letwin and Labor's Yvette Cooper would give Parliament the opportunity…

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The Brexit vote must not be frustrated and the government needs to maintain an “absolute” focus on delivering it, Theresa May has said.

In a speech to Tory activists the PM said, as here negotiations with the EU reach their final stages, the “worst thing we could do is lose our focus”

It came as three pro-EU cabinet members warned they could vote to delay Broken to prevent a “disastrous” no-deal.

But Mrs May said there must be some “purges” about MPs with differing views.

Ahead of crucial votes in the Commons next week, Greg Clark, Amber Rudd and David Gauke told the Daily Mail they would be prepared to defy the prime minister and vote for a delay.

The intervention was called for their resignations by Tory Brexiteers. on March 29.

However, the government has repeatedly refused to rule out t he may of the UK leave without a formal deal, in the event that Mrs May cannot get MPs to approve the deal she negotiated with Brussels in time.

Largest democratic exercise

on Saturday evening as MPs prepared for a series of votes on Wednesday which could see Parliament’s control of the Brexit process.

remain an option.

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They argued there “will not be a time to agree to a deal and complete all the necessary legislation” unless a deal is approved in the coming days.

An amendment tabled by former Tory minister Sir Oliver Letwin and Labor’s Yvette Cooper would give Parliament the opportunity to delay Brexit and prevent a no-deal situation if there is no agreement with the EU by the middle of March.

But Mrs May customs activists: “Our focus to deliver Brexit must be absolute. ] “We must not, and I will not, frustrate what was the largest democratic exercise in this country’s history. In the final stages of this process, the worst thing we could do is lose our focus. “

Mrs May also said there should be no moves to deselect MPs because of their views on Brexit.

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1; Anna Soubry, Heidi Allen and Sarah Wollaston – to join the group of Labor defectors in the new Independent Group reduced the Tories working majority in Parliament to eight.

Mrs May said: ” No-one gets more frustrated than I do when people vote against the whip, especially given the tight parliamentary arithmetic that we face. “We are not a party of purges and retribution. We called a referendum and let people express their views – so we should not seek to deselect any of our MPs because of their views on Brexit.

“Our party is rightly a broad church – on that and other issues.”

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Mrs May is expected to hold talks with EU figures in Sharm el-Sheikh

Mrs. May is expected to hold talks with Donald Tusk’s European Council and other key EU figures in Egypt later during a summit between leaders of EU and Arab league countries.

But Downing Street has played down hopes of a breakthrough on her Brexit deal being reached in Sharm el-Sheikh.

The summit is the first between leaders of EU and Arab league countries and will focus on tackling concerns over security and migration, and boosting trade.

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