UK Prime Minister, Theresa May has urged Conservative members of Parliament to put aside “personal preferences” and support a Brexit deal in the Commons. In a letter to all three hundred and seventeen Tory lawmakers, the prime minister said “history will judge us all” over the handling of Brexit.
The PM faces continued opposition to her approach from Brexiteers in her party, with many failing to back her in her latest Commons defeat last week. Labour argues her party cannot be united, saying only cross-party negotiations will get a deal approved.
The UK remains on course to leave the EU on 29 March. But Mrs May has been unable to convince a majority of MPs to back the withdrawal agreement she struck with the EU last year.
If Parliament does not approve a formal deal, many MPs fear chaos at ports and for business. The prime minister will return to Brussels to meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker this week, as she continues to seek changes to the deal.
Mrs May is trying to secure changes to the Irish backstop, an insurance policy designed to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic after Brexit.