U.K. Labour leader agrees no deal Brexit would be 'catastrophic'

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"Should the Prime Minister survive and inform us that she needs more time to win round Parliament to a deal, a technical extension up to July will be offered".

Chris Grayling said putting a stop to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union may end centuries of "moderate" politics the United Kingdom has enjoyed since the English Civil War as he urged his Conservative colleagues to back Theresa May's Brexit deal.

May's rescheduling to January appears to have had little impact on the projected result of the vote, with Election Maps UK forecasting defeat by 205 votes.

But asked about a Brexit Plan B, Barclay hinted that May is not ready to ditch her plan if it's defeated, saying he "strongly suspects" lawmakers will end up voting for "something along the lines" of the current deal.

When you add these up with Labour's virtual mass rejection, the SNP and the DUP, it makes for grim reading at 10 Downing Street.

The UK is poised to leave the EU on March 29, two years after it triggered Article 50, the exit clause in the EU's constitution, and kick-started arduous negotiations with European leaders over a divorce deal.

With less than 36 hours to go until the long-awaited vote, May is expected to say: "I ask MPs to consider the consequences of their actions on the faith of the British people in our democracy".

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned on Thursday that the world did not want to see a disorderly Brexit and that he fully supported May's withdrawal deal.

May, who is fighting to save her withdrawal agreement negotiated with the bloc over 18 months of talks, told lawmakers they must not let down Brexit-backers in a crunch parliamentary vote Tuesday.

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Vince Cable, leader of the pro-EU Liberal Democrats, said parliament would act to prevent a no deal Brexit, and could ultimately seek to prevent Brexit altogether.

Mrs May has warned of a "catastrophic" breach of trust if Brexit is thwarted.

Mr Corbyn has said his party wants to have a general election, a possibility Mr Blackford said the SNP would be prepared for.

Her deal faces nearly certain defeat in the House of Commons where as many as 200 MPs from across the political spectrum, including her own party, are expected to vote against it.

MPs must take control of the House of Commons and ensure that a no-deal Brexit is avoided, the SNP's Westminster leader has said.

"Clearly if Theresa May's Brexit deal is voted down and clearly if a General Election takes place and a Labour government comes in - an election would take place in February/March time - clearly there is only a few weeks then between that and the leave date".

Conservative MP Nick Boles, who favours a Norway-style relationship which would keep Britain in the EU's single market, told the paper he was exploring tactics in the Commons to rule out a no-deal scenario.

A senior government official on Sunday described the plan as extremely concerning, since if it succeeds lawmakers would gain control over not just Brexit legislation but all legislation.

Meanwhile, Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay told the BBC's Andrew Marr show: "There are lots of different plans being put forward by Members of Parliament that don't respect the result (of the referendum) or risk no deal".

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