May prom­ises Brexit vote by 27 Feb to avert par­lia­ment re­volt

Mint ST - - POLITICS -

Lon­don: UK Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May will this week ask Par­lia­ment to give her more time to rene­go­ti­ate her Brexit deal with the Euro­pean Union, said an of­fi­cial with knowl­edge of her plans.

With a vote due on 14 Fe­bru­ary and no prospect of agree­ment, May will ask Par­lia­ment to reaf­firm its de­sire to re­move the con­tentious Irish back­stop clause from the With­drawal Agree­ment. She’ll say that, if she hasn’t brought a new deal to Par­lia­ment by 27 Fe­bru­ary, there will then be an­other op­por­tu­nity to vote. BLOOMBERG

REUTERS

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