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Theresa May promises MPs a vote on delaying Brexit

Theresa May has told the House of Commons if her Brexit deal is rejected, MPs will be offered two separate votes by March 13 on whether the UK leaves with no-deal or delays Brexit beyond March 29.

Speaking in the House of Commons she made three promises to MPs.

  • A meaningful vote on her deal by March 12
  • If the deal fails, MPs will be able to vote on whether to support a no-deal
  • If MPs vote against no-deal, then MPs can vote on March 14 to extend Article 50

As Mrs May promised to keep her ‘commitments’ the Commons roared with laughter.

But she continued and said: ‘They are commitments I am making as prime minister and I will stick by them, as I have previous commitments to make statements and table amendable motions by specific dates.’

She added: ‘Let me be clear, I do not want to see Article 50 extended.

‘Our absolute focus should be on working to get a deal and leaving on the 29 March.’