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

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD and the UK Prime Minister Theresa May

"If the meaningful vote has not happened - in other words, if things have not concluded - (then) parliament would have that further opportunity by no later than the 27th of February", he said.

May will make a statement to parliament on February 13 updating lawmakers on her progress so far in seeking changes to her deal.

But she again rejected Corbyn's calls for Britain to remain in the customs union after Brexit, arguing it would diminish the country's ability to strike trade deals.

On Sunday, the director-general of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) said the government's failure to secure other continuity of trade deals was an "emergency". While UK PM May's comment might appear to sooth an ongoing drama over Brussels, the European Union leaders had asked for insurance for Northern Irish borders, which appeared to be complicating the overall complexion of the recent round of talks.

The development marks a temporary victory for British Prime Minister Theresa May, who is battling to pass her withdrawal agreement with the European Union through Parliament.

Should the parliament give May more time on Thursday, it would mark the second extension since her Brexit deal was defeated by MPs in January. "There needs to be a day when Parliament says that's it, enough is enough".

The prime minister is aiming to allay lawmaker concern that, unless they vote to take control of the process and order her to seek an extension of European Union negotiations, they will have lost their chance to avoid a no-deal Brexit.

In an interview with Sky News, Mr Blair said: "No one could responsibly propose this [a no-deal Brexit]".


The premier will try to mollify her critics and earn herself another two weeks' of breathing space, with the promise of further opportunities to have a say over what happens next if she can't get a deal by February 27.

Sir Keir earlier said his plan was necessary to put a "hard stop" to Mrs May "running down the clock" before the March 29 deadline.

In early November 2018, former British PM Tony Blair called for a second referendum on Brexit, urging the country's parliament to turn down any divorce agreement between London and Brussels and let United Kingdom citizens decide as each option would have negative consequences.

There are fewer than 50 days until Brexit.

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.

But it was rejected by the UK Parliament and if it is not approved by Brexit day, the default position would be a no-deal Brexit.

MPs voted to replace the controversial backstop with "alternative arrangements" in a vote on amendments to the PM's Brexit deal last month.

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