British Prime Minister Theresa May has finally bowed to pressures in the parliament for allowing a delay to the country’s planned withdrawal from the European Union.
May told lawmakers in the House of Commons on Tuesday that they would have a chance to delay the Brexit in a vote on March 14, two days after she comes to the chamber for a vote on her EU withdrawal deal.
May said the vote on the delay would be held if the lawmakers reject her Brexit deal on March 12 and then reject leaving the EU with no deal in a vote on March 13.
“The United Kingdom will only leave without a deal on March 29 if there is explicit consent in the House for that outcome,” she told the Commons in a statement.
The announcement on the possibility of a delay comes after May faced increasing pressure from within her cabinet and from the major political parties in the parliament to rule out the no-deal Brexit.
May had earlier indicted that the only way to…