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Published: 0529 GMT January 07, 2019

UK Commons to vote on Brexit deal on January 15: Report

UK Commons to vote on Brexit deal on January 15: Report

British Prime Minister Theresa May has finally announced a date for a highly-anticipated vote in the parliament on her European Union withdrawal agreement.

The BBC reported on Monday that according to government sources the vote on May’s Brexit deal with the EU will be held on Tuesday, January 15, in the House of Commons.

May pulled an original vote last month fearing that a majority of lawmakers in the Commons would reject her Brexit deal, especially because of a controversial clause in the agreement which outlines the future situation of the Irish border, Presstv Reported.

May then flew to European capitals to obtain what she has called “assurances and reassurances” about the so-called backstop while insisting that the clause will not trap the UK in the EU’s customs union in an indefinite period of time once it is implemented after a two-year transition period after Brexit.

The British premier on Sunday repeated her warnings that if the Commons reject her Brexit deal, Britain would be in “uncharted territory”. She has previously indicated that the most probable scenario for Britain in the case of a rejection of the deal in parliament would be to leave the EU in a disorderly manner on March 29, 2019.

May has rejected calls for an extension of the Article 50 of EU’s Lisbon Treaty, which would allow Britain to hold a fresh referendum on Brexit and to potentially remain in the EU, saying her government is determined to deliver on the results of the June 23, 2016 vote in which Britons decided for their country to leave the EU after more than 40 years.



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