MPs will be able to have a fresh vote on the Brexit deal by 12 March, Prime Minister Theresa May has said.
Speaking as she travelled to an EU-Arab League summit in Egypt, Mrs May ruled out holding another so-called “meaningful vote” this week.
But she said “positive” talks with the EU were “still ongoing” and leaving on 29 March was “within our grasp”.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn accused the prime minister of “recklessly running down the clock”.
In a tweet, he said the move was intended to “force MPs to choose between her bad deal and a disastrous no deal”.
Labour, he said, would “work with MPs across the Commons to prevent no deal, break the deadlock and build support for our alternative plan”.
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On the plane to Sharm el-Sheikh for a summit between EU and Arab league leaders, Mrs May said her team would be returning to the Belgian capital on Tuesday for further talks.
“As a result of that, we won’t bring a meaningful vote to Parliament this week, but we will ensure that that happens by 12 March,” she added…
British Prime Minister Theresa May is considering a plan under which Britain’s exit from the European Union would be delayed for up to two months, the Telegraph reported here on Sunday.
UK government officials have drawn up a series of options, which were circulated at the weekend, in a bid to avoid resignations by ministers determined to support a backbench bid to take a “no deal” Brexit off the table this week, according to the Telegraph.
Those options include making a formal request to Brussels to delay Brexit if May cannot secure a deal by March 12, the newspaper reported, without citing sources…..