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Theresa May plans televised Brexit debate with Jeremy Corbyn to save her deal



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Theresa May is considering a televised debate with
Jeremy Corbyn


  • Theresa May is considering plans to hold a televised
    debate with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in an attempt to win
    over voters to her Brexit deal.
  • The prime minister is embarking on a two week PR push
    to sell her deal to voters and to parliament.
  • The House of Commons is due to vote on her deal on
    December 11.
  • May is currently facing a major Commons defeat with up
    to 90 of her own MPs committed to voting the deal

LONDON — Theresa May is planning a televised Brexit debate with
Jeremy Corbyn in a last ditch bid to save her embattled Brexit

The prime minister is preparing to put her deal,
agreed with EU leaders on Sunday
, to the Houses of Parliament
on December 11.

However, up to 90 Conservative MPs are pledged to oppose the
deal, with all opposition parties, including the Democratic
Unionist Party which props up her minority government, also
committed to vote it down.

With just two weeks to save her deal and prevent the potential
collapse of her government, May is considering calling for a
televised debate with the Labour leader in a bid to sell her deal
to the British public ahead of a vote in parliament.

Downing Street has yet to publicly confirm the plans. However,

speaking to Sky News
on Monday, the Brexit Secretary Steve
Barclay said a decision would be “made in due course” about a

“I haven’t seen plans for that but I know this is an issue Sky
News have campaigned on and I’m sure your voice will be heard on
that in the coming days… a decision will be made in due
course,” he told the channel.

A spokesman for Corbyn said he would “relish a head-to-head
debate with Theresa May about her botched Brexit deal and the
future of our country.”

Brexit tour

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The prime minister will on Monday morning meet her Cabinet before
fielding yet more questions in the House of Commons this
afternoon about her Brexit deal.

She will tell MPs not to reject the deal and “go back to square
one” in the negotiations.There is a choice which MPs will have to
make,” she will say.

“We can back this deal, deliver on the vote of the referendum and
move on to building a brighter future of opportunity and
prosperity for all our people. Or this House can choose to reject
this deal and go back to square one.

“It would open the door to more division and more uncertainty,
with all the risks that will entail.”

The prime minister will then embark on a week-long tour of the
four nations of the United Kingdom in which she will make a
series of speeches seeking to convince voters to support the
Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.

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