At a lobby briefing this morning the prime minister’s spokesman ruled out MPs being given a vote on whether or not to request an extension to the Brexit transition, which is due to finish at the end of next year.
The government is also ruling out an extension, even though many believe one will be necessary.
The spokesman told journalists:
The answer to that is a simple no. We aren’t extending the implementation period. There is no reason whatsoever why we will not secure a deal by that date. Both the UK and the EU are committed to reaching a trade agreement by that date and that is what we are going to do.
David Gauke, one of the 21 Tories who had the whip removed over Brexit, says, without an extension, the UK will face a No-Deal in December 2020.