The Brexit vote on PM Theresa May’s deal with the EU, scheduled for Tuesday, has been cast into doubt, as conflicting reports emerge about whether it will go ahead, leading to accusations No 10 is in chaos.
Earlier on Monday, a spokesperson for May had claimed that the vote would be going ahead as planned. Minutes later Bloomberg and the Telegraph claimed that sources had revealed that the vote would now be delayed.
“The PM has called together all her senior aides for a meeting on the Meaningful Vote in No. 10 now,” Sun political editor Tom Newton Dunn said on Twitter. “A decision on whether to pull it appears imminent.”
The PM has called together all her senior aides for a meeting on the Meaningful Vote in No10 now. A decision on whether to pull it appears imminent.
— Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) December 10, 2018
The contradictory briefing on whether or not the vote is going ahead is pretty extraordinary. It makes it look like even Downing Street no longer knows what Downing Street is doing.
— (((Dan Hodges))) (@DPJHodges) December 10, 2018
May and her cabinet ministers have repeatedly insisted that the vote will go ahead as planned.
In the wake of reports that the Brexit vote had been called off, sterling fell 0.4% against the US dollar to $1.26, the Press Association reports. Against the euro, the pound was down 0.6% at €1.10.
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