Theresa May calls off crucial parliamentary vote on Brexit


The decision to reschedule the vote comes immediately after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the United Kingdom has the right to unilaterally cancel Article 50 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union before the Withdrawal Agreement came into force.

An updated House of Commons schedule said there would also be a statement on "business of the House" after May's address, indicating a sudden change to the parliamentary timetable.

While he said that the government is prepared to leave the European Union without a deal, he said it would be "difficult" and "undesirable", calling on his colleagues to mitigate the risk by opting for May's proposal.

Recalling the prime minister's general election slogan, the rebel MP added: "The terms of the WA [withdrawal agreement] were so bad that they didn't dare put it to parliament for a vote". "This Deal is the best Deal and the only possible Deal", said a Commission spokeswoman in Brussels.

Last week, London and Brussels reached the withdrawal agreement, which, much criticized in Britain, needs to be approved by British parliament in a vote scheduled for December 11.

Sterling fell to its lowest level against the dollar since June 2017 after reports of the delay, dropping to $1.27.

Defeat for May could see asset managers immediately move to open offices in Europe to ensure continued access to European Union markets in the absence of a deal with the bloc, Hudson said.

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

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A somber Nigel Dodds, the DUP leader at Westminster, told the PM the Northern Irish backstop - contained within her deal - was "unacceptable to this House", before urging May to renegotiate the deal.

She is under attack from more strident Brexit backers in her own party as well as europhiles who want either a second referendum or a pact that maintains stronger EU-UK ties than the one offered by May.

He said he would not object to the issuing of statements clarifying the meaning of the agreement, but cautioned that no clarification could go against what had already been agreed.

"The government has lost control of events and is in complete disarray", he said. She has repeatedly stated that this is a Brexit that delivers.

"It is important to keep these scenarios in mind", says said Erik Nelson, currency strategist at Wells Fargo Bank, as the risk to markets from Brexit "perhaps becomes even more acute in the coming days and weeks".

Support for another referendum has been rising in recent months.

A growing number of backbench members of parliament says the only way out may be a new referendum, an option publicly backed by three of the four living former prime ministers.

May is under pressure to negotiate more concessions ahead of a planned summit with 27 fellow EU leaders in Brussels on Thursday and Friday and she spoke with EU Council President Donald Tusk and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar over the weekend. That is very clear.