Prime Minister rules out meaningful vote on Brexit in Commons this week

Prime Minister rules out meaningful vote on Brexit in Commons this week

Prime Minister rules out meaningful vote on Brexit in Commons this week

"If there is at the beginning of March no support for the deal we have, then I think it would be good to postpone the Brexit", Kurz told reporters on his arrival to the summit of European Union and Arab League leaders in Sharm el-Sheikh.

Prime Minister Theresa May sparked outrage Sunday by suggesting parliament may not be able to vote on her Brexit deal until March 12, just days before Britain leaves the EU.

Egypt's hosting of the Arab League-European Union, EU, Summit on Sunday in Sharm El Sheikh underscores its pivotal role in worldwide efforts to counter terrorism and realise peace in the Middle East region and as a facilitator for Arab-European dialogue on challenges facing the world, said His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah.

With the clock ticking down to March 29, the date set in law for Britain to leave the EU, the United Kingdom is in the deepest political crisis in half a century as it grapples with how, or even whether, to exit the European project it joined in 1973.

She says the only way to avoid this scenario is to support her deal - but growing numbers of MPs believe that Brexit should instead be delayed.

Saeed Sadek, professor of political sociology at the Canadian University in Cairo, told The Associated Press that security would be of prime concern in Sharm el-Sheikh, but he too played down expectations from the summit.

Mrs May said negotiations are focusing in part on the so-called "Irish backstop" after parliament told her to return and renegotiate what she was offering. "I think these things are possible and I think it could be another legally powerful protocol or addition to the treaty, which makes it clear that we would not be bound in the backstop indefinitely against our will", said Gove.

Noting that the European Union already had a full agenda for the summit and that at least four European Union leaders were not expected to take part: the official said: "Even if we wanted to we couldn't, but thirdly we don't want to".

"But if we can't get that, if we can't get a deal, if we can't get our red lines met, then [party policy] is that we go for a people's vote", he said.

FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister Theresa May visits a community centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland February 5, 2019.

British lawmakers will consider various Brexit options this week as May continues to seek concessions from her European Union counterparts.

Director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, Adam Marshall, wrote: "A parliamentary vote on March 12th for something that's meant to take effect on March 29th".

He said: "This decision to further delay the meaningful vote is the height of irresponsibility and an admission of failure".

However, there have been a number of tensions in the EU-Arab relationship, which hindered the progress in developing stronger ties and solutions for regional and global problems.

Tusk, the president of the European Council who organises summits for EU countries, acknowledged "there are differences between us" but said neighbours had more at stake than distant powers.

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