May bids to sway vote

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - WORLD -

BRI­TISH Prime Minister Theresa May sought yesterday to woo MPs with a prom­ise of more power over the next stage of Brexit as she fought to save her EU with­drawal deal ahead of a cru­cial par­lia­men­tary vote next week.

May said law­mak­ers could have a greater say over an ar­range­ment to avoid border checks with Ire­land that could see Bri­tain tied to EU rules for years af­ter it leaves the bloc in March. The so-called back­stop is the key rea­son many of her Con­ser­va­tive MPs and her North­ern Ir­ish al­lies op­posed the deal, putting her on course for de­feat in Tues­day’s vote.

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