Theresa May agrees to BBC Brexit debate, but Jeremy Corbyn prefers ITV

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Sterling steadied today but was on track for a third consecutive week of losses as investors moved to the sidelines before the British parliament's vote on Brexit next month. But May has rejected this, saying that the Conservative and Labour represent nearly 90% of MPs in the Commons between them.

The Prime Minister said her proposed deal "expressly" states that Britain will be able to strike independent trade deals with the USA and other countries, contrary to Mr Trump's claims earlier this week.

Responding to the idea of a panel questioning the leaders, the campaign group said: "Even if such a panel included political figures representing our side of the argument, this would not be acceptable to us if they were relegated to a sideshow away from the main debate between Mrs May and Mr Corbyn".

MPs who support a hard Brexit are planning to simply vote against May's final deal, once all the amendments have been dealt with - but the consequences of that make an economically damaging no-deal scenario more likely. "It says we will be able to do those trade deals, and we will be able to do them with the U.S. and others".

In a tweet earlier, the BBC said: "We've just heard the Prime Minister has accepted the BBC's offer to take part in a debate on the Brexit deal on Sunday December 9".

Ms Sturgeon attacked the Prime Minister the day after a Scottish Government paper warned the draft arrangements for the UK's departure from the European Union could result in a "loss equivalent to £1,610 per person in Scotland compared to EU membership by 2030".

When pressed, the prime minister would not rule out trying to stage a second vote shortly to try and win approval at the second time of asking.

The BBC had initially suggested the debate would take place on Thursday, December 6.

Jeremy Corbyn's joke at Theresa May's expense triggered laughter on the Labour benches
Jeremy Corbyn’s joke at Theresa May’s expense triggered laughter on the Labour benches

May also avoided answering whether she would be prime minister in a fortnight if she were defeated.

According to him, it is no longer an option to remain in the EU. They voted to Leave.

Commenting on this, Mrs May said: "If you look at the Labour Party's amendment, it doesn't put forward a concrete alternative".

EU Withdrawal Agreement how MPs could vote.

He said: "Whatever deal we want to have in future still requires a withdrawal agreement".

An election remains Labour's preferred option if - as is widely expected - MPs vote down Theresa May's Brexit deal on 11 December.

Three backbenchers, the Conservatives Sir Edward Leigh and Giles Watling, plus independent former Labour MP Frank Field, also put down amendments that try to neutralise the Northern Irish backstop, amid concern that it could be used by the EU to trap the United Kingdom in an indefinite customs union.

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