A look at Brexit as United Kingdom prime minister cancels the big vote

A look at Brexit as United Kingdom prime minister cancels the big vote

Theresa May has postponed the final vote on her Brexit deal after a last-minute conference call with cabinet ministers, a clear admission by the prime minister that she does not believe she can get the unpopular European Union withdrawal agreement through the Commons.

Speaking during a visit to Brussels, Hunt said he believed this really was the EU's "best and final offer" and argued it "delivers on the vast majority of what people voted for" in the 2016 referendum.

Defeat in the House of Commons is nearly certain to lead to either a no-confidence vote from the opposition or a leadership challenge from within her own Conservative Party.

Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, a leading Brexit campaigner who is seen as a possible successor to May, said lawmakers on all sides were united against the backstop and losing the vote in parliament would give May a mandate to ask the European Union to remove it from the deal.

Gove, who will close the five-day debate on the deal for the government on Tuesday, also dismissed speculation that if prevented by Commons procedures from calling off the vote at the last moment, the government could instead instruct him to talk so long that there was no time for it to happen.

While there was no official word on the vote, two sources told the BBC's Kuenssberg that the vote was being pulled.

This is the dreaded scenario, both by Brussels and London as well as by the business community, which have urged negotiators to agree since the beginning of the divorce process. It slid 15-20 percent against other major currencies - an immediate cut to the wealth of the British that stoked inflation by raising the price of imports. She spoke with presidents Donald Tusk, Jean-Claude Juncker, she spoke with Leo Varadkar, she spoke with Angela Merkel and she spoke with Mark Rutte.

One participant in the march told NHK that the prime minister won't listen to the people who chose to leave the EU.

"Of course we can improve this deal, and the prime minister is seeking to improve this deal", Gove said.

Amid dire predictions for the United Kingdom economy after Brexit, however, Harvey added that a strong vote against May's deal and the re-introduction of a question about the second referendum could send the market into turmoil and the pound plummeting.

But as opposition MPs shouted "resign" at May, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: "The government has lost control of events and is in complete disarray".

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European Union leaders, meeting in Brussels from Thursday, might not fully agree.

As investors and allies tried to work out the ultimate destination for the world's fifth-largest economy, rebel lawmakers in May's party said she had to go. "This is the best deal and approving this deal would be a good thing, but for sure it's up to them".

"We don't want to stay in the EU".

EU supporters, meanwhile, are pinning their hopes on a European Court of Justice ruling on Monday on whether Britain's parliament has the right to unilaterally halt Brexit in its tracks.

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