UK Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to delay the 2nd Parliament vote on her BREXIT deal until the end of February, it was reported late Wednesday.
The PM’s whip, indicated at a cabinet meeting Tuesday that the vote would not be held next week as expected because Mrs. May will not have renegotiated her deal in time, the report said, without citing its sources.
Last month, British lawmakers rejected May’s original deal that set out the terms by which Britain would exit the EU. They voted to demand Mrs. May seek changes to the treaty.
But the EU has said will make no new offer, European Council President Donald Tusk said Wednesday.
The vote on a new deal is now being planned for the week beginning 25 February about a month before Britain is due to leave the EU on 29 March according to the report.
Mrs. May is set to travel to Brussels Thursday to tell EU leaders they must accept legally binding changes to the Irish border arrangements of the divorce deal or face the prospect of a disorderly no-deal BREXIT.
London and Brussels are arguing over whether the BREXIT deal agreed in November can be changed, raising the possibility of a delay to BREXIT, a last-minute deal or a no-deal exit.
Tuesday, it was reported that ministers had discussed delaying BREXIT by 8 weeks.