Parliament Gets Another Crack at May on Feb. 14: Brexit Update

Thomas Penny and Kitty Donaldson
Parliament Gets Another Crack at May on Feb. 14: Brexit Update

(Bloomberg) -- Theresa May is in Brussels for Brexit talks, and there’s not much hope on either side of an imminent breakthrough. If she doesn’t clinch concessions by next week, then members of Parliament will have another chance to force her to rewrite her plans on Feb. 14.

Key Developments:

Government sticks to plan to present a motion on Brexit on Feb. 14, which MPs will be able to amend to rewrite Brexit or even delay it May meets European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Her team suggests they aren’t expecting much newsShe’s due to meet Irish PM Leo Varadkar on FridayMerkel says EU must do everything for orderly exit

U.K Sticks to Plan For Brexit Motion on Feb. 14 (11:30 a.m.)

Leader of the House Andrea Leadsom confirmed that if no new deal has been reached by Feb. 13, then the government will present a motion on Feb. 14 to allow MPs to debate and vote on possible ways forward.

The motion will be amendable, Leadsom said.

A government official suggested on Wednesday that the vote could be postponed.

U.K Sticks to Plan For Plan B Votes on Feb. 14 (11:20 a.m.)

The U.K. government is sticking to its plan to present a motion on Feb. 14 in Parliament that will allow lawmakers to debate and vote on alternatives to Theresa May’s Brexit plan, according to a person familiar with the situation.

On Wednesday, a government official had suggested the vote could be postponed.

Earlier:

May Heads to Brussels Seeking Escape From Brexit Backstop ‘Trap’Brexit Bulletin: Backstop HellFrench Skippers Say Goodbye Britain, and Thanks for All the FishTheresa May Has One Potential Ally in Europe: Leonid Bershidsky

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