The BBC reports:
Theresa May has told lawmakers in the British parliament that they will get a chance to delay Brexit if they reject her deal again next month.
It’s a significant development that could see Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union pushed back past the March 29 deadline, and prevent a deeply uncertain scenario in which the U.K. would quit the bloc without any kind of customs deal.
She told lawmakers Tuesday that if they reject her deal again she will call votes on delaying Brexit and ruling out no deal, meaning the U.K. would “only leave without a deal on 29 March if there is explicit consent in the House for that outcome.”
BREAKING: British Prime Minister Theresa May bows to political pressure, says Brexit delay is possible if Parliament rejects her deal to leave the EU. https://t.co/yqLUPsFWGM
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 26, 2019
Theresa May said that Parliament should have a chance to delay Brexit if it rejects her plan. Her hand was forced by party rebels. https://t.co/AG3B92HNzU
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 26, 2019
UK PM Theresa May says for the first time that #Brexit could be delayed, giving MPs a vote on “a short, limited extension to Article 50” if both her deal, and leaving the EU without a deal, are rejectedhttps://t.co/33TBWOq6jZ pic.twitter.com/0xMG0F0Ff2
— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) February 26, 2019