Brexit briefing: Withdrawal Agreement to be brought back to Commons

Theresa May

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Key legislation to ratify the Prime Minister's Brexit deal will be brought before the Commons in early June, Downing Street has announced.

It will be the fourth time a so-called 'meaningful vote' has taken place on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, and it will commence in the week beginning June 3.

The move comes after Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn held fresh Brexit talks last night.

Mrs May was said to have made clear to the Labour leader that she wanted to bring cross-party discussions to a conclusion and "deliver on the referendum result".

The pair will face each other again today during Prime Minister's Questions in the Commons at noon.

A Downing Street spokesman said: "This evening the Prime Minister met the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons to make clear our determination to bring the talks to a conclusion and deliver on the referendum result to leave the EU.

"We will therefore be bringing forward the Withdrawal Agreement Bill in the week beginning the 3rd June.

"It is imperative we do so then if the UK is to leave the EU before the summer parliamentary recess.

"Tomorrow talks will continue at an official level as we seek the stable majority in Parliament that will ensure the safe passage of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill and the UK's swift exit from the EU."

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