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British MPs to vote on Brexit deal

British MPs are set to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal later today.

After May secured ‘legally binding’ changes to the divorce agreement, following talks with the EU in Strasbourg, it is now up to the MPs to make the historic decision whether to back her plan or risk a chaotic exit from EU.

May’s de facto deputy, David Lidington told Parliament yesterday that the Prime Minister has secured the changes that strengthen and improve the withdrawal agreement and political declaration. He said, this should be enough to persuade the MPs to vote for the agreement today. However, the legal view of the changes taken by Attorney General, Geoffrey Cox is likely to be an important factor in the lead-up to the Commons vote.

The Prime Minister is expected to chair a cabinet meeting before the motion is debated in the House of Commons and votes are held. The EU has warned that if the deal is voted down again, there would be no third chance.

In January, the Commons had rejected the withdrawal agreement by a huge majority, and sent May back to renegotiate. The UK is set to leave the European Union on 29th of this month.

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