London, 12 March 2019 (MIA/dpa) – British MPs in the House of Commons are to vote late Tuesday on the deal Prime Minister Theresa May has negotiated for Britain to leave the European Union on March 29.
Voting on the deal will go ahead as planned at 8 pm, Downing Street said on Monday as May held last-ditch talks with EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker in Strasbourg.
May said late Monday she had secured “legally-binding” changes to the Brexit deal.
The compromise includes amendments that confirm Britain’s ability to exit the so-called backstop provision that guarantees an open Irish border.
Whether the compromise means the Brexit deal will have enough support to pass in the “meaningful vote” in the lower house of parliament remains unclear.
If May loses on Tuesday, however, parliament will hold two more votes on Wednesday and Thursday on whether Britain should leave the EU without a deal, and if it should extend the Brexit negotiations.