MPs to get key vote on Brexit deal, vows PM
THERESA May has promised MPs a final, decisive vote on her Brexit deal with the EU – but not until she has secured changes to the Irish backstop clause.
The PM (above) said she needed “some time” to get the changes she believes MPs want.
She promised to update MPs again on 26 February and, if she had not got a new deal by then, to give them a say on the next steps in non-binding votes.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn accused Mrs May of “running down the clock” in an effort to “blackmail” MPs into backing her deal.
Labour claims the PM is planning to delay the final, binding vote on the withdrawal deal she has agreed with the EU until the last possible moment, so that MPs will be faced with a stark choice between her deal and no deal.