BREXIT TO THE BRINK Theresa May delays do-or-die Commons vote on her Brexit deal until next month

The Government promised MPs another chance vote on Brexit options on February 27 but the PM could leave the final Brexit Commons vote until just 72 hours before the March 29 departure day

11 February 2019 - 08:47

THERESA May is planning to take Brexit to the brink after delaying the do-or-die Commons vote on her deal until next month.

The Government yesterday promised MPs they will get another chance to vote on Brexit options on February 27.

 Housing Secretary James Brokenshire does not believe the vote in February will be the crunch vote on PM's deal
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Housing Secretary James Brokenshire does not believe the vote in February will be the crunch vote on PM's deal

But Housing Secretary James Brokenshire said that would not necessarily be the crunch Meaningful Vote on the PM’s deal.

The further delay risks triggering an exodus of Remainer ministers who last month gave the PM a two-week deadline to secure a breakthrough.

And it emerged yesterday that the PM could even leave the final Brexit Commons vote until just 72 hours before the March 29 departure day.

Sources said Mrs May could leave the final sign-off for a renegotiated deal with EU leaders until the next summit of EU leaders on March 22 - a week before Brexit.

But the boss of the Confederation of British Industry Carolyn Fairbairn warned that Britain had already entered the “emergency zone of Brexit,” adding: “This is real danger time now.

“I think there is a sense that this is almost negligence on behalf of our political institutions, our political leaders in not delivering a solution to this.  We have 47 days left, that solution needs to be found.”

 

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