May faces another damaging defeat in Brexit saga

15 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May risks another humiliating Brexit defeat at the hands of her own eurosceptic MPs on Thursday, with just weeks to go until Britain officially leaves the EU, reports AFP.

Parliament will hold a symbolic vote calling for May to renegotiate her deal’s unpopular “backstop” provision and also to rule out leaving the European Union without a deal, as agreed in House of Commons votes last month.

But eurosceptics in the Conservative party’s European Research Group (ERG) could abstain from the vote, threatening defeat for May.