MPs vote Brexit deal today
MPs are getting ready to vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal today after the 5-day debate draws to a close. Voting will start at 7 GMT after a final speech by May at 6:30. The widely unpopular deal is expected to be refused by the parliament with MPs from May’s own party joining the opposition to vote against it.
In an attempt to convince MPs to back the deal, May asked in a speech on Monday evening to the House of Commons to “give this deal a second look”, adding:
“No, it is not perfect and yes it is a compromise but when the history books are written, people will look at the decision of this house tomorrow and ask did we deliver on the country’s vote to leave the European Union, did we safeguard our economy, our security and our Union or did we let the British people down?”
On the 29th of March, the UK is scheduled to leave the EU whether it has negotiated a deal or not.