Theresa May calls off vote on her Brexit deal

Written by on December 11, 2018

British Prime Minister, Theresa May has called off Tuesday’s crucial vote on her Brexit deal so she can go back to Brussels and ask for changes to it.

She admitted that as it stands the deal “would be rejected by a significant margin” if MPs voted on it.

May said she was confident of getting “reassurances” from the EU on the Northern Ireland border plan.

But European Council President Donald Tusk said the remaining 27 EU countries would not “renegotiate” the deal.

Theresa May Annika Haas [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

While EU leaders would be willing to “discuss how to facilitate UK ratification” of the withdrawal agreement at Thursday’s summit in Brussels, he suggested the controversial Northern Irish backstop, which the DUP and many Tories want removed, would remain in place.

Paul Ayorinde 


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