The prime minister is to warn that politics will suffer “catastrophic harm” if the Brexit referendum result is not implemented, reports say.
In a speech to factory workers in Stoke-on-Trent later today, Theresa May will say: “As we have seen over the last few weeks, there are some in Westminster who would wish to delay or even stop Brexit and who will use every device available to them to do so.”
She will add that MPs deciding to block Brexit will be more likely than them opting for a no-deal scenario after tomorrow’s vote in the House of Commons.
The speech will say: “I ask MPs to consider the consequences of their actions on the faith of the British people in our democracy.”
The BBC reports that May will give an example of the Welsh devolution referendum in 1997, when people voted by a margin of 0.3 per cent to create the Welsh Assembly.
She will say: “That result was accepted by both sides and the popular legitimacy of that institution has never seriously been questioned.”
In 1997, May voted against the establishment of the Welsh Assembly.
Meanwhile, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told the Andrew Marr show yesterday that the party vows to vote against May’s deal and will start moves to trigger a general election once the vote has taken place.
He said: “We will table a motion of no confidence in the government at a time of our choosing, but it’s going to be soon”.