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Theresa May has said a “new and improved” Brexit deal will be put to MPs when they vote on the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill in early June.

 

MPs would vote on the bill, which would bring the withdrawal agreement into UK law, on Wednesday June 5th.

If the bill is not passed, the default position is that the UK will leave the EU on 31 October without a deal.

Labour has said it will vote against the bill after talks with the government on trying to agree a compromise acceptable to its MPs broke down last week.

Mrs May said she will “not be simply asking MPs to think again” on the same deal that they have repeatedly rejected – but on “an improved packaged of measures that I believe can win new support”.

The PM said she wanted MPs to consider the new deal “with fresh pairs of eyes – and to back it”.

The changes to previous attempts to get the bill through the Commons appear to be merely cosmetic, namely on workers rights and environmental protection which have all been mentioned before.

The analysis is that May is likely to loose votes from her Tory Brexiteers that decided to support her third time round, with the added bonus this time that another defeat will trigger her departure as Prime Minister.

Meanwhile Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said it “would be reasonable for any Brexit deal to be put to a public vote”, as his party continues to be split on the merits of a second referendum.

 

 

 

 

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