Theresa May says she has called off Tuesday’s crucial vote on her Brexit deal because it would be “would be rejected by a significant margin”.
She said MPs backed much of the deal she has struck with the EU but there was concern over the Northern Irish backstop.
But she said she believed she could still get the deal through if she addressed their concerns.
And that, she added, was what she intended to do in the next few days.
She said she would be speaking to EU leaders ahead of a summit later this week.
And she would also be “looking closely at new ways of empowering the House of Commons to ensure that any provision for a backstop has democratic legitimacy”.
She wants to enable MPs to place obligations on the government “to ensure that the backstop cannot be in place indefinitely”.
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