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WorldBritish government postpones Brexit vote: official

13:35  23 may  2019
13:35  23 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

U.K.’s Theresa May to Put Brexit Plan Up for Fourth Vote, Set Terms for Her Departure

U.K.’s Theresa May to Put Brexit Plan Up for Fourth Vote, Set Terms for Her Departure May’s Brexit plan has been rejected by lawmakers three times.

Theresa May has postponed the final vote on her Brexit deal after a last-minute conference call EU officials insisted the best they could offer would be “clarifications” of the withdrawal agreement After two years of negotiations, the Tory government wants to delay the vote . Just keep in mind that we

British governments rarely lose significant parliamentary votes , but Mrs. May has survived several Brexit -related setbacks — and a stream of cabinet resignations — that would ordinarily spell the end of a prime minister’s tenure. Whispers of a strategy are proving true. Back in February, a television

British government postpones Brexit vote: official © Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22: British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly Prime Ministers Questions at the House of Commons on May 22, 2019 in London, England. Mrs May is under increased pressure as she continues to try and get her Brexit withdrawal agreement through. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) The British government on Thursday postponed a crucial Brexit vote scheduled for the week starting June 3, following an outcry from hardline Brexiteers over concessions made by Prime Minister Theresa May.

"We will update the house on the publication and introduction of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill on our return from the Whitsun recess," government official Mark Spencer told MPs.

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