18/12/2018 – Date Announced for Parliamentary Vote


Yesterday Theresa May told Parliament that MPs will vote on the UK’s Brexit deal in the week beginning 14 January. The vote which due to be held last week but was put on hold after Theresa May admitted she was set to lose. After announcing the new date, Mrs May said the EU had made it clear the Irish backstop was “not a plot to trap the UK” and urged MPs to see Brexit through.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said Mrs May had “led the country into a national crisis” and had threatened to force a no-confidence vote in the PM if she did not set a date for the vote. Corbyn said a month would have been wasted since the original 11 December vote was postponed, with “not a single word renegotiated and not a single reassurance given”.

In her statement, Mrs May said MPs would resume the debate on her Brexit deal – which was halted last week – in the week of 7 January with the “meaningful” vote taking place in the following week. She stated she had won fresh guarantees at last week’s EU summit over measures to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland

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