Published On: Wed, Sep 4th, 2019

Corbyn plot will force UK to give BILLIONS to EU – Labour plan Brexit delay until Jan 2020 | Politics | News

MPs are currently debating on the Benn bill in the House of Commons after the Labour Party launched a plan to sabotage the Prime Minister’s attempted EU renegotiation by blocking a no deal Brexit. After Tory rebels supported Mr Corbyn in a Commons vote last night, MPs have wrestled control of the chamber’s agenda to vote on outlawing a no deal Brexit on October 31. The plot would force the UK to remain in the trade bloc until January 2020.

However, Brussels will charge the UK around £1billion a month and impose “punitive” conditions to extend the Article 50 process should the veteran left-winger succeed this evening in gathering enough votes to delay the UK’s departure from the EU until 2020.

The EU said back in March when Theresa May begged for a six-month delay that extending membership by a year would cost the UK £13.5billion.

With an expected ten month delay now to the original March deadline, the cost of this will be jus under a billion a month.

A source said: “Anything more than a few weeks will come with legal and financial conditions attached.”

Last night the Prime Minister sacked 21 Tory MPs who sabotaged his negotiating hand by supporting Mr Corbyn and the Labour Party in the vote to hijack today’s Commons proceedings.

One of those sacked was former Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, who earlier today launched a scathing attack against Mr Johnson.

Mr Hammond was speaking in the House of Commons during the debate on legislation which would require the Government to ask for a further delay to Brexit until January 31 if a deal is not agreed by October 19.

Mr Hammond said: “The first claim is that by removing the threat of no deal on October 31, we are cutting the legs from under the Government in its negotiations with the EU. That is wrong because there is no negotiation going on with the EU.

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Mr Hammond argued the bill being debated is not an attempt to remove the current Government, and would “sooner boil my head than hand power to the opposition”, and said if Mr Johnson continues his course of action, it will only lead to a no deal Brexit.

Tonight’s bill is purposefully intended to stop Brexit, according to Brexit Secretary Steven Barclay.

He told the House of Commons: “The public want Brexit delivered, the business community wants certainty.

“This bill will leave our negotiations in purgatory with a third extension after more than three years.

“This is a Bill that is intended to stop Brexit. I urge my colleagues to oppose it.”

Yesterday, Mr Johnson lost his first vote with a majority of just 27.

Despite saying he did not want a general election, he was thrown a lifeline by Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage, who agreed to work alongside the Tory Party leader.

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