Published: Mon, February 11, 2019

Theresa May Promises U.K. Lawmakers Brexit Vote by February 27

Theresa May Promises U.K. Lawmakers Brexit Vote by February 27

Ministers have conceded in private meetings with business leaders that they will not be able to replace all of the deals before the Brexit deadline on 29 March, meaning a large proportion of United Kingdom exports could shift to World Trade Organization rules.

She said: 'I'm certain of one thing, it's that it's not going to be as good as if there had not been Brexit, that is for sure.

May is due to report back to parliament on her negotiations with the European Union on 13 February, a few weeks after she secured MPs' support to go back to Brussels.

The government says that "trading on these preferential terms", as opposed to sticking to the terms of the World Trade Organisation, "will deliver significant savings and help to safeguard British jobs".

"There needs to be a day when Parliament says that's it, enough is enough".

Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer [PA Wire] However, MPs are now set to be promised another vote if a new deal hasn't be struck by 27 February, where they will also be able to make suggestions - including extending the Article 50 deadline. He pledged to give parliament a fresh vote on Britain's options by February 27 if May does not come back with new concessions before then.


"That gives that sense of timetable, clarity, and objective on what we're doing with the European Union - taking that work forward and our determination to get a deal - but equally knowing that role that parliament very firmly has", Brokenshire told the BBC.

In today's Brexit Brief, British Prime Minister Theresa May responds to the Labour party with an offer of talks, MPs gear up for a Brexit debate on Thursday and Germany experiences job losses.

There are fewer than 50 days until Brexit.

Mrs May's Brexit deal - which she spent months negotiating and had agreed with the European Union - covers the terms of the UK's divorce and the framework of future relations.

A number of government ministers will also be meeting their counterparts across the continent this week, in order to underline Mrs May's determination to achieve a deal.

The EU and the Irish Government have insisted that the backstop is the best way of guaranteeing there will be no hard border in Ireland.

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