Brexit: May statement on future votes and Article 50 extension – BBC News


Theresa May has promised MPs a vote on delaying the UK’s departure from the EU or ruling out a no-deal Brexit, if they reject her deal next month.

Mrs May is making a statement to MPs on Brexit, amid the threat of a revolt by Remain-supporting ministers.

The prime minister promised MPs a meaningful vote on her Brexit deal by 12 March.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn accused the prime minister of trying to “string” the Brexit process out.

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Theresa May tells MPs she does not want to extend Article 50 but MPs will get to vote on a “short, limited” delay to Brexit if they reject her deal and a no-deal exit.

Addressing the Commons, the prime minister set out a new timetable with a second meaningful vote to be held by 12 March, and if that is defeated, MPs will be asked if they support leaving the EU without a deal.

She told MPs the UK will only leave the EU with no deal if “there is explicit consent for that outcome.”