British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that a meaningful vote in the parliament on her European Union (EU) withdrawal agreement will not be held next week as it had been expected by the British lawmakers.
May said on Sunday that no parliamentary vote would be held on her Brexit deal until March 12 when Britain will have just over two weeks before the March 29 deadline to leave the EU.
“My team will be back in Brussels on Tuesday. As a result of that, we won’t bring a meaningful vote to parliament this week, but we will ensure that that happens by 12 of March,” said May as she was departing for a meeting of EU and Arab leaders in Egypt.
The announcement comes amid increasing criticism that May is trying to delay the vote in the House of Commons as long as she can in order to force the lawmakers to either accept the agreement or face the prospect of a disorderly withdrawal from the EU.
The British premier has repeatedly…