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UK: May promises vote on no-deal and Art. 50 extension if her deal fails02:42

UK: May promises vote on no-deal and Art. 50 extension if her deal fails

United Kingdom, London
February 26, 2019 at 14:17 GMT +00:00 · Published

UK Prime Minister Theresa May promised to hold a vote on whether to extend Article 50 if MPs reject both her amended deal and vote subsequently against a no-deal. She made the remarks while addressing the Commons in London on Tuesday.

May confirmed a meaningful vote on a revised Brexit deal will be held by March 12, just two weeks before the UK is set to leave the EU.

The prime minister said on Tuesday that if her Brexit deal is voted down, MPs will vote by March 13 on whether the UK should leave the EU without a deal. If they vote against leaving without an agreement, MPs will vote the following day on requesting a "short, limited extension" to Art.50 beyond the deadline of March 29, May said, thus extending the Brexit negotiation process.

The prime minister stressed that she was not in favour of calling for an Art.50 extension: "An extension beyond the end of June would mean the UK taking part in the European Parliament elections. What kind of message would that send to the more than 17 million people who voted to leave the EU nearly three years ago now?".

UK: May promises vote on no-deal and Art. 50 extension if her deal fails02:42
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May promised to hold a vote on whether to extend Article 50 if MPs reject both her amended deal and vote subsequently against a no-deal. She made the remarks while addressing the Commons in London on Tuesday.

May confirmed a meaningful vote on a revised Brexit deal will be held by March 12, just two weeks before the UK is set to leave the EU.

The prime minister said on Tuesday that if her Brexit deal is voted down, MPs will vote by March 13 on whether the UK should leave the EU without a deal. If they vote against leaving without an agreement, MPs will vote the following day on requesting a "short, limited extension" to Art.50 beyond the deadline of March 29, May said, thus extending the Brexit negotiation process.

The prime minister stressed that she was not in favour of calling for an Art.50 extension: "An extension beyond the end of June would mean the UK taking part in the European Parliament elections. What kind of message would that send to the more than 17 million people who voted to leave the EU nearly three years ago now?".