U.K. Parliament To Vote On Postponing Brexit

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"But I gave the prime minister my ideas on how to negotiate it and I think you would have been successful".

May has warned Brexit supporters who oppose her deal that if no withdrawal agreement is passed in the coming days, the only option will be to seek a long extension that could mean Brexit never happens.

If the agreement is voted down again, Mrs May is set to request a longer delay of between one to two years.

But May hopes they will change their mind if they face a choice between her deal or remaining in the EU. By dishonouring the result of the referendum the government's motion is a betrayal'.

If passed, it will order Theresa May to seek to delay Brexit "for the purposes of legislating for and conducting a public vote in which the people of the United Kingdom may give their consent" for either leaving the European Union on the terms of a deal agreed by Parliament or remaining in the bloc.

The shadow Brexit secretary, Keir Starmer, compared Barclay's actions with a chancellor voting against their own budget. Many worry that a no-deal Brexit would cause upheaval, with customs checks causing gridlock at United Kingdom ports, new tariffs triggering sudden price increases and red tape for everyone from truckers to tourists.

"Any Brexit deal looks less attractive when it is a concrete rather than abstract proposal".

The party has twice voted against the deal over concerns it would see Northern Ireland treated differently from the rest of the UK.

This is partly because there is not enough time for parliament to legislate for a public vote before March 29, or June 30 (after the delay). If it fails again, she expects the European Union will insist on a longer postponement.

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DUP say they cannot support Theresa May's agreement - the deal is dead

Any delay in the Brexit process would require the unanimous approval of all 27 remaining European Union member states.

If May's Brexit deal is defeated in a vote next week, the Government says lawmakers will get to vote on several different options for Brexit to see if there is a majority for any of them.

Earlier, Mrs May narrowly survived a bid by the Parliament to wrestle control of the Brexit process from her Government. That left Britain facing a disruptive "no-deal" exit on March 29, when a two-year countdown to departure runs out. It could even mean no Brexit at all, insisted the leader.

Following the votes, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn reiterated his support for a further referendum after earlier ordering his MPs not to vote for one.

Despite the rebuffs and the political chaos that have weakened her authority, May has signaled she will try a third time to get backing for her agreement next week.

Dodds also denied that additional funds for Northern Ireland were being talked about as an incentive for the DUP to vote for the deal: "We're not discussing cash in these discussions, this is about Brexit".

Such a move would give Conservative MPs greater political cover to vote in favour of a second referendum, and would also work to "unite the country". MP Sarah Wollaston, who defected from the Tories to The Independent Group, put forward the motion. Few opposition lawmakers backed the measure and even campaigners for a "People's Vote" said the time was not yet right for parliament to vote on it.

Brexit-supporting lawmakers expressed suspicion at the haste of May's last-minute assurances and suggested a delay to allow sufficient analysis of them and Cox's advice.

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