May: We're on Course to Deliver Brexit despite Vote

تم نشره في Thu 14 December / Dec 2017. 01:00 AM
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CAPITALS — Theresa May has said the UK is "on course to deliver on Brexit" as she arrived in Brussels, the day after her first Commons defeat as prime minister.

She said she was "disappointed" at the vote on the EU Withdrawal Bill, but the legislation was making "good progress".

MPs backed an amendment giving them a legal guarantee of a vote on the final Brexit deal struck with Brussels.

Mrs May has arrived at a summit where other EU states could decide to move forward to trade talks with the UK.

She told reporters they would be talking about "the ambitious and deep and special partnership" she wanted to build between the UK and EU, after Brexit.

"I'm disappointed with the amendment but actually the EU Withdrawal Bill is making good progress through the House of Commons and we are on course to deliver Brexit," said Mrs May.

Asked whether she felt she would have to compromise more to win over rebels from her own party, she told BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg: "We've actually had 36 votes on the EU Withdrawal Bill, and we've won 35 of those votes with an average majority of 22."

Mrs May lost by just four votes, as MPs backed an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill by 309 to 305.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said it was a "humiliating loss of authority" for the prime minister.

(BBC)

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