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Treasury won't tell us costs of Theresa May's Brexit

Treasury won't tell us costs of Theresa May's Brexit

Mrs May made the announcement in her third statement to the Commons on leaving the European Union, after two hours of questions from MPs on Brexit.

She will tell MPs "with absolute certainty" that "there is not a better deal available", and challenge them to back her plan or risk crashing out without an agreement.

Mrs May made the announcement in her third statement to the Commons on leaving the EU.

Chancellor Philip Hammond has said the deal is better than staying in the EU.

Our key finding is that if the government's proposed Brexit deal is implemented so that the United Kingdom leaves the EU customs union and single market in 2021, then by 2030, GDP will be around 4 per cent lower than it would have been had the United Kingdom stayed in the EU.

Mrs May needs 318 votes to get her deal through the House of Commons.

Meanwhile, Downing Street chief of staff Gavin Barwell and effective deputy prime minister David Lidington are understood to have invited Labour MPs to a briefing on the agreement.

This leaves her about 66 votes short of getting the deal through Parliament with a majority. According to reports it could take place on December 12.

"The Prime Minister, after two years working day and night in the national interest, has secured a deal that respects the referendum result, and does so in a way that also protects jobs, that also gives security to European Union citizens".

The spokesman added: "Cabinet talked about the strategy we are going to deploy to win the meaningful vote".

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has warned Britain can not expect to get a better Brexit deal if Parliament rejects the agreement hammered out by Theresa May.

But both Brussels and May said the deal now on the table is final - and the best one Britain can get.

The E.U. gave U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May 's finalizeddraft of withdrawal the thumbs up, to the dismay of many. "This is the deal".

May said her deal was in the national interest, but opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said ploughing on with a deal that did not have the support of parliament was "an act of national self-harm".

But Mrs May said: "I believe our national interest is clear".

"There is a choice which MPs will have to make".

"No one knows what would happen if this deal didn't pass", May told the House of Commons.

She argued that the British people are sick of endless debates about Brexit, and backing the deal would allow "us to come together again as a country whichever way we voted".

Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson branded the Prime Minister's deal a "disaster" and a "humiliation" for the UK.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said the "botched deal" would leave Britain worse off, with "no say over European Union rules and no certainty for the future".

"We are a satellite state - a memento mori fixed on the walls of Brussels as a ghastly gaping warning to all who try to escape". Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, which props up May's minority government, also opposes it, as do all the main opposition parties.

"The tragedy is that it is all so utterly unnecessary".

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