Theresa May delays UK Brexit vote


Britain’s big Brexit decision was delayed, as Prime Minister Theresa May pulled the plug on the December 11th parliamentary vote on her deal for the country to leave the European Union.
May admitted the decision to delay the vote was made after it became clear she would lose it “by a significant margin” and she will now go back to EU leaders to seek further reassurances.
The embattled leader told the UK House of Commons that she had listened “very carefully to what has been said in this chamber and out of it” — a statement that was met by laughter and jeering by members of Parliament.
May admitted that “there remains widespread and deep concern” over the Northern Ireland backstop. The backstop is an arrangement designed to ensure there is no return to a “hard border” between Ireland, which will remain part of the European Union after Brexit, and Northern Ireland when the UK leaves the bloc next March.
The prime minister said she had hoped changes secured to the backstop, to avoid being trapped in it indefinitely, would be enough for MPs.

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