May confirms Brexit vote delay amid fears of deal being rejected 'by large margin'

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Anna Fedorova
Theresa May postpones Brexit vote

Theresa May postpones Brexit vote

Prime Minister Theresa May has told MPs that the crucial vote on her proposed Brexit deal, originally set to take place on Tuesday evening, has been postponed.

In a statement this afternoon (10 December), the Prime Minister confirmed plans to call off Tuesday's vote to allow time for a better deal to be made with Brussels. May said: "It is clear that although there is great support for many aspects of the deal, there remains widespread and deep concern on the Northern Ireland border backstop." As a result, she admitted that if the vote were to go ahead tomorrow, the deal would be "rejected by a large margin". "We will therefore defer the vote scheduled for tomorrow and not divide Parliament at this time," the PM said. Addressing the di...

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