UK PM seeking further approval from Parliament
- 5 days ago
British PM Theresa May will urge her fellow cabinet members to give her more time in order to fix the Brexit deal which she hopes they will approve of upon her return to the house of Commons towards the end of February.
The move is intended to buy time to continue negotiating with EU leaders after her deal was overwhelmingly voted down in the Commons, however shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer has stated that the Labour party is seeking to push May to a second meaningful vote by February 26.
This is in response to the fears that Mrs May is engaged in a "cynical" attempt to delay the process until the due date of March 29 which will leave MPs with a dooming choice of either accepting her deal or crashing out of the European Union without any agreement.
However, Downing Street is set to reassure MPs by promising another vote where they can put forward alternative options by February 27.
Should a no deal on the changes to the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement be reached with Brussels by Wednesday, and it may very well be the case, Mrs May will address MPs on progress made, say more time is needed for negotiations, and table a "neutral motion" for debate the following day.
Source: Smart Trend Team