UK Prime Minister, Theresa May has said that Members of Parliament will vote on the UK’s Brexit deal in the week beginning 14 January. The vote was due to be held last week but was put on hold after Theresa May admitted she was set to lose.
Announcing a new date, Mrs May said the EU had made it clear the Irish backstop was “not a plot to trap the UK” and urged lawmakers to see Brexit through.
Labour had threatened to force a confidence vote in the PM if she did not set a date for the vote. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said Mrs May had “led the country into a national crisis” and she no longer had cabinet backing.
In a Commons statement, Mrs May said she had won fresh guarantees at last week’s EU summit over measures to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland and hoped to secure additional “political and legal assurance” in the coming weeks.
She ruled out the case for another referendum, saying a fresh vote would do “irreparable damage to the integrity of our politics” and not settle the issue.