According to a news report by AFP, it is reliably learnt that the British MPs will now reportedly vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal on January 15, her office said Tuesday, amid growing speculation that London could seek to delay its looming departure from the European Union if the agreement is rejected.
May confirmed the House of Commons will cast its judgment on her withdrawal deal next week, a month after she postponed the vote in the face of certain defeat.
But she is still struggling to convince both opposition lawmakers and her own Conservative party to back the divorce agreement, heightening fears Britain could leave the EU on March 29 without a deal.
Downing Street confirmed May continues to seek assurances from the EU on controversial elements of the Brexit deal relating to Northern Ireland, in a bid to win over her critics.
May insists Britain will leave the EU in March whatever happens, but there is growing talk of delaying the two-year Article 50 exit process to give her some breathing space to get her deal agreed.