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United Kingdom lawmakers to vote on requesting delay as Brexit day nears

United Kingdom lawmakers to vote on requesting delay as Brexit day nears

"It is hard to see what more we can do", the statement said, adding that the latest vote "significantly increased" the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit.

Ranko Berich, head of market analysis at Monex Europe, said: "we are now back to a base case where May's deal is rebuffed and she is forced to seek an extension".

The legal situation remains effectively unchanged, as May's attorney general, Geoffrey Cox, confirmed Tuesday.

Critics argue that giving MPs less than 24 hours to make their decision is inadequate, nevertheless, May is hoping that parliament will rally behind her "improved" deal and put an end the Brexit chaos, at least for now.

According to Geoffrey Cox, the United Kingdom may not be able to leave the Irish backstop without the EU's agreement.

Although she has spent the intervening two months begging the European Union for changes that could convince members of Parliament (MPs) to change their minds, she has utterly failed.

A deal might not happen at all, if Parliament still delivers a no on Tuesday's vote on the withdrawal plan.

"We will measure this latest text against the Brady amendment and the commitments made by the prime minister on 29 January".

The government's motion, due to be voted on by MPs on Tuesday, refers to a unilateral declaration setting out the sovereign action the United Kingdom would take to ensure the backstop would only be applied temporarily. It was a narrower outcome than the historic 230-vote margin of defeat for the agreement in January, before May secured changes from the bloc - but not by much.

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Steve Baker, a pro-Brexit member of May's Conservative Party, said the new agreement seems to fall "short" of the plan he wanted to see.

If she loses the vote, she has said MPs will get a vote on Wednesday on whether to leave without a deal and, if they reject that, then a vote on whether to ask for a limited delay to Brexit.

This option is likely to prove popular, since politicians on both sides of the Brexit debate fear time is running out to secure an orderly withdrawal by March 29.

However, May could come back with another attempt at a meaningful vote at some point over the course of the week, especially if she only loses by a narrow amount.

However, even if the Article 50 - the notification that Britain will leave the European Union - extension is granted, Juncker said last night that "it's this deal or Brexit might not happen at all".

To guide the Eurosceptics, the deal was due to be examined by a committee of eight lawyers in the ERG, including Sir Bill Cash and the former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab.

"If there is a solution to the current impasse, it can only be found in London", it said, adding that "today's vote has significantly increased the likelihood of a "no-deal" Brexit".

"This evening's agreement with the European Commission does not contain anything approaching the changes Theresa May promised parliament", said Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.


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