PressTV-Embattled May admits rout, postpones Brexit vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May has finally decided to postpone a crunch parliamentary vote on her European Union withdrawal agreement, saying she would seek further assurances from the EU over a controversial clause in the agreement which outlines contingencies for the future situation of border on the island of Ireland.

May told a rowdy session of the House of Commons on Monday that it was not possible for her government to put the Brexit deal to a vote on Tuesday, saying the thorny issue of the Irish border was causing the chamber to divide.

“If we went ahead and held the vote tomorrow the deal would be rejected by a significant margin,” May said in her address to the lawmakers, adding, “We will therefore defer the vote scheduled for tomorrow and not proceed to divide the House at this time.”

The British premier said she was hopeful EU leaders could accept her demands for more…

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