May says she’s focused on her Brexit deal, not a plan B


May says she's focused on her Brexit deal, not a plan B

In Summary

  • The deal has been criticised by both eurosceptics and europhiles among May’s own Conservative Party. Opposition parties and the small Northern Irish party which props up May’s minority government have said they plan to vote against it.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday she was focused on persuading members of parliament to back her EU divorce deal at a vote in parliament on Dec. 11 rather than preparing a plan B, accusing opponents of trying to betray voters over Brexit.

May secured an agreement with European Union leaders on Sunday that will see Britain leave the bloc on March 29 with continued close trade ties, but the odds look stacked against her getting it through a deeply divided British parliament.

The deal has been criticised by both eurosceptics and europhiles among May’s own Conservative Party. Opposition parties and the small Northern Irish party which props up May’s minority government have said they plan to vote against it.

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