British PM weighs Brexit delay
Theresa May is said to be weighing a plan to postpone the crunch vote on her Brexit deal in an attempt to avoid a landslide defeat that would risk a major U.K. political crisis.
The prime minister was urged by allies in her Conservative party to delay the parliamentary vote on the U.K.’s divorce agreement with the European Union amid predictions she would lose it badly.
Asked if he thought the Dec. 11 vote should be delayed, cabinet minister Matt Hancock said:
“No. Downing Street have been very clear that they’re not going to delay the vote,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today program Friday.