Parliament make vote on the Brexit deal on Friday.
This news is kind of tricky. First off, reports have said that British Prime Minister told Tory Members of Parliament (MP) at a meeting she will step down before the next phase of Brexit.
Second, this is only if a Brexit deal goes through. As we all know, MPs have constantly butted heads these past two years with Brexit. The EU gave the UK an extension to April 12.
From The Telegraph:
“This has been a testing time for our country and our party. We’re nearly there. We’re almost ready to start a new chapter and build that brighter future.
“But before we can do that, we have to finish the job in hand. As I say, I don’t tour the bars and engage in the gossip – but I do make time to speak to colleagues, and I have a great team in the Whips’ Office. I also have two excellent PPSs.
“And I have heard very clearly the mood of the parliamentary party. I know there is a desire for a new approach – and new leadership – in the second phase of the Brexit negotiations – and I won’t stand in the way of that.
“I know some people are worried that if you vote for the Withdrawal Agreement, I will take that as a mandate to rush on into phase two without the debate we need to have. I won’t – I hear what you are saying.
“But we need to get the deal through and deliver Brexit.
“I am prepared to leave this job earlier than I intended in order to do what is right for our country and our party.
“I ask everyone in this room to back the deal so we can complete our historic duty – to deliver on the decision of the British people and leave the European Union with a smooth and orderly exit.”
Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay told parliament that May wants to bring the Brexit to a meaningful vote on Friday. House of Commons Speaker John Bercow said he will only allow another Brexit vote “if it had been substantially changed since the last time it was rejected by MPs.”
If it should happen:
Theresa May’s exit timetable looks something like this*:
27th May: Leadership contest begins in earnest
28th June: PM goes to G20 in Osaka, Japan, for her final international summit
10th July: New Conservative leader is in place
* All hinges on her deal going through…
— Steven Swinford (@Steven_Swinford) March 27, 2019
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