Theresa May today told MPs that they would get another vote on her Brexit deal later this month if she fails to secure changes from the EU.
Parliament will get to vote again on May’s deal on 27 February – a month before the UK’s scheduled departure from the bloc.
EU negotiations continue as May attempts to win changes to the so-called Irish backstop, an arrangement designed to avoid a hard border in Ireland once the UK departs.
But the backstop has stoked fears that the UK may be tied indefinitely to EU customs union rules.
If May fails to secure any changes to the backstop the government will table an amendable motion on 26 February, she said today, with a vote the following day.
“We now all need to hold our nerve to get the changes this House requires and deliver Brexit on time,” she said.
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