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Theresa May’s Brexit deal ‘meaningful vote’ to be held on December 11

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  • The “meaningful vote” on May’s Brexit deal will take
    place on December 11.
  • There will be 5 days of debate before MPs will decide
    whether to back May’s deal.
  • May faces a huge struggle to win the vote with around
    90 Conservative MPs pledged to vote it down.

LONDON — Theresa May has just two weeks to sell her Brexit deal
to parliament after Conservative MPs were told that the so-called
“meaningful vote” on the agreement will be held in the House of
Commons on December 11.

In a letter leaked
to Business Insider,
the government’s chief whip Julian Smith
wrote to Conservative MPs on Monday setting out the timetable for
the Commons vote.

The prime minister subsequently confirmed the date in the House
of Commons.

The government plans to hold 5 days of debate on the deal before
putting it to a final vote on Tuesday December 11.

Under the plans, to be set out this week, a motion on the deal
will be put before parliament where MPs will have the opportunity
to amend it before deciding whether to accept or reject the deal.

With around 90 Conservative MPs pledged to vote down the deal,
the prime minister faces a major struggle to win the vote.

All opposition parties, including the Democratic Unionist Party,
which props up her minority government, have also pledged to
oppose the deal in the Commons.

May’s Chief of Staff Gavin Barwell will on Monday evening hold a
briefing with opposition MPs in a bid to win them over to her
deal.

Read Julian Smith’s letter


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