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Brexit parliamentary vote postponed Brexit parliamentary vote postponed
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Theresa May addresses MPs and postpones vote on her proposed Brexit plan, the day before it was scheduled to occur Theresa May addresses MPs and postpones vote on her proposed Brexit plan, the day before it was scheduled to occur
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Theresa May has postponed the MP vote on her <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/article/93691/">EU-approved Brexit deal</a>, stating the current proposal "<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pms-statement-on-exiting-the-european-union-10-december-2018">would be rejected by a significant margin</a>" if put to parliament. Theresa May has postponed the MP vote on her <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/article/93691/">EU-approved Brexit deal</a>, stating the current proposal "<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pms-statement-on-exiting-the-european-union-10-december-2018">would be rejected by a significant margin</a>" if put to parliament.
Mrs. May addressed ministers on December 10 to <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pms-statement-on-exiting-the-european-union-10-december-2018">announce the postponement</a> of the vote scheduled for the following day.  The delayed vote leaves <a href="https://www.independent.ie/business/brexit/theresa-may-confirms-delay-to-key-brexit-vote-admitting-she-would-lose-amid-deep-concern-over-irish-backstop-37610994.html">questions about a number of proposed options</a> for Britain, including a "no-deal" Brexit, a second referendum, renegotiation with the EU on the current proposed plan, or halting Brexit by<a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-politics-parliaments-46506969"> revoking Article</a> <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/article/3834/">50</a>. Mrs. May addressed ministers on December 10 to <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pms-statement-on-exiting-the-european-union-10-december-2018">announce the postponement</a> of the vote scheduled for the following day.  The delayed vote leaves <a href="https://www.independent.ie/business/brexit/theresa-may-confirms-delay-to-key-brexit-vote-admitting-she-would-lose-amid-deep-concern-over-irish-backstop-37610994.html">questions about a number of proposed options</a> for Britain, including a "no-deal" Brexit, a second referendum, renegotiation with the EU on the current proposed plan, or halting Brexit by<a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-politics-parliaments-46506969"> revoking Article</a> <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/article/3834/">50</a>.
The Prime Minister revealed <a href="https://www.independent.ie/business/brexit/theresa-may-confirms-delay-to-key-brexit-vote-admitting-she-would-lose-amid-deep-concern-over-irish-backstop-37610994.html">she had spoken to EU leaders</a> about the deal over the preceding weekend. However, the European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva<a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46509288"> said the EU would not</a> renegotiate the Withdrawal Agreement- "<a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-deal-juncker/eus-juncker-says-of-brexit-this-is-the-best-deal-the-only-deal-possible-idUSKCN1NU0G3">As President Juncker said</a>, this deal is the best and only deal possible." The Prime Minister revealed <a href="https://www.independent.ie/business/brexit/theresa-may-confirms-delay-to-key-brexit-vote-admitting-she-would-lose-amid-deep-concern-over-irish-backstop-37610994.html">she had spoken to EU leaders</a> about the deal over the preceding weekend. However, the European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva<a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46509288"> said the EU would not</a> renegotiate the Withdrawal Agreement- "<a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-deal-juncker/eus-juncker-says-of-brexit-this-is-the-best-deal-the-only-deal-possible-idUSKCN1NU0G3">As President Juncker said</a>, this deal is the best and only deal possible."
Mrs. May also warned against a second referendum, warning that it "<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pms-statement-on-exiting-the-european-union-10-december-2018">risks dividing the country again,</a>" and has ruled out  '<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/dec/10/uk-can-unilaterally-stop-brexit-process-eu-court-rules">abandoning</a>' Brexit, despite the <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-46481643">European Court of Justice ruling that that the UK could stop the article 50 process without seeking EU approval.</a>  Mrs. May also warned against a second referendum, warning that it "<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pms-statement-on-exiting-the-european-union-10-december-2018">risks dividing the country again,</a>" and has ruled out  '<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/dec/10/uk-can-unilaterally-stop-brexit-process-eu-court-rules">abandoning</a>' Brexit, despite the <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-46481643">European Court of Justice ruling that that the UK could stop the article 50 process without seeking EU approval. </a>
  In light of the delayed vote, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said that preparations for a no-deal Brexit should "<a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-varadkar-tusk/irish-pm-says-preparations-for-no-deal-brexit-should-intensify-idUSKBN1O92D3">intensify</a>." The result of no-deal has been predicted to have significant economic and political consequences for Britain.
The Prime Minister declined to provide a timeline for the new vote, saying only that the<a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46509288"> final deadline for the vote would be January 21. </a>  <p style="text-align: left">The Prime Minister declined to provide a timeline for the new vote, saying only that the<a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46509288"> final deadline for the vote would be January 21. </a></p>
Defending her proposal and decision, the Prime Minister said that her proposal <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pms-statement-on-exiting-the-european-union-10-december-2018">"is the right deal for Britain</a>" and that <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46509288">"I am determined to do all I can to secure the reassurances this House requires, to get this deal over the line and deliver for the British people</a>." Defending her proposal and decision, the Prime Minister said that her proposal <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pms-statement-on-exiting-the-european-union-10-december-2018">"is the right deal for Britain</a>" and that <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46509288">"I am determined to do all I can to secure the reassurances this House requires, to get this deal over the line and deliver for the British people</a>."
In response, it <a href="https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/brexit-news-live-updates-as-mps-return-to-parliament-ahead-of-commons-showdown-a4012696.html#post-1150106521">has been reported</a> that MP's have called on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to move on a no-confidence vote in the Prime Minister. Labour chair Ian Lavery also claimed that <a href="https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/uk-news/brexit-vote-delayed-theresa-may-15530710">"this is the most chaotic, farcical time in Parliamentary history."</a> In response, it <a href="https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/brexit-news-live-updates-as-mps-return-to-parliament-ahead-of-commons-showdown-a4012696.html#post-1150106521">has been reported</a> that MP's have called on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to move on a no-confidence vote in the Prime Minister. Labour chair Ian Lavery also claimed that <a href="https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/uk-news/brexit-vote-delayed-theresa-may-15530710">"this is the most chaotic, farcical time in Parliamentary history."</a>
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<p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46509288">Theresa May calls off MPs’ vote on her Brexit deal — BBC</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46509288">Theresa May calls off MPs’ vote on her Brexit deal — BBC</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-politics-parliaments-46506969">Brexit: PM makes statement to MPs — BBC</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-politics-parliaments-46506969">Brexit: PM makes statement to MPs — BBC</a></p>
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<p><a href="https://www.independent.ie/business/brexit/theresa-may-confirms-delay-to-key-brexit-vote-admitting-she-would-lose-amid-deep-concern-over-irish-backstop-37610994.html">Theresa May confirms delay to key Brexit vote, admitting she would lose amid ‘deep concern’ over Irish backstop — Independent</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.independent.ie/business/brexit/theresa-may-confirms-delay-to-key-brexit-vote-admitting-she-would-lose-amid-deep-concern-over-irish-backstop-37610994.html">Theresa May confirms delay to key Brexit vote, admitting she would lose amid ‘deep concern’ over Irish backstop — Independent</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/article/93691/">European Union approves Brexit plan — WikiTribune</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/article/93691/">European Union approves Brexit plan — WikiTribune</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-deal-juncker/eus-juncker-says-of-brexit-this-is-the-best-deal-the-only-deal-possible-idUSKCN1NU0G3">EU’s Juncker says of Brexit: ‘This is the best deal … the only deal possible’ — Reuters</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-deal-juncker/eus-juncker-says-of-brexit-this-is-the-best-deal-the-only-deal-possible-idUSKCN1NU0G3">EU’s Juncker says of Brexit: ‘This is the best deal … the only deal possible’ — Reuters</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/dec/10/uk-can-unilaterally-stop-brexit-process-eu-court-rules">Brexit: May rules out revoking article 50 after ECJ ruling &#8212; The Guardian</a></p>  <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/dec/10/uk-can-unilaterally-stop-brexit-process-eu-court-rules">Brexit: May rules out revoking article 50 after ECJ ruling The Guardian</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2018/dec/10/brexit-deal-vote-latest-theresa-may-ecj-government-says-ecj-ruling-irrelevant-because-uk-leaving-eu-anyway-politics-live?page=with%3Ablock-5c0e92f9e4b0b950d12fa2a9">May roundly condemned by MPs after delaying Brexit vote to seek fresh backstop assurances – Politics live &#8212; The Guardian</a></p>  <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2018/dec/10/brexit-deal-vote-latest-theresa-may-ecj-government-says-ecj-ruling-irrelevant-because-uk-leaving-eu-anyway-politics-live?page=with%3Ablock-5c0e92f9e4b0b950d12fa2a9">May roundly condemned by MPs after delaying Brexit vote to seek fresh backstop assurances – Politics live The Guardian</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-46481643">Brexit ruling: UK can cancel decision, EU court says &#8212; BBC</a></p>  <p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-46481643">Brexit ruling: UK can cancel decision, EU court says BBC</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-politics-parliaments-46506969">Brexit: MPs debate EU court ruling &#8212; BBC</a></p>  <p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-politics-parliaments-46506969">Brexit: MPs debate EU court ruling BBC</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/article/3834/">Could Brexit be reversed? A view from across the Channel &#8212; WikiTribune</a></p>  <p><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/article/3834/">Could Brexit be reversed? A view from across the Channel WikiTribune</a></p>
  <p><a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-varadkar-tusk/irish-pm-says-preparations-for-no-deal-brexit-should-intensify-idUSKBN1O92D3">Irish PM says preparations for &#8216;no-deal&#8217; Brexit should intensify. &#8212; Reuters</a></p>
  <p style="text-align: left"><a href="https://www.economist.com/leaders/2018/11/24/the-truth-about-a-no-deal-brexit">The truth about a no-deal Brexit. &#8211;The Economist</a></p>

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