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MPs to vote on Theresa May's Brexit 'Plan B' on January 29 - Corbyn repeats call for general election

 

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Prime Minister Theresa May speaking outside 10 Downing Street (Yui Mok/PA)

Prime Minister Theresa May speaking outside 10 Downing Street (Yui Mok/PA)

Prime Minister Theresa May speaking outside 10 Downing Street (Yui Mok/PA)

MPs will debate and vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's new Brexit plan on January 29.

Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leasdom made the announcement on Thursday.

The Conservative MP said that Mrs May will make a statement to MPs about what happens next in the Brexit process on Monday and that she will table a motion.

Mrs Leasdom said that a full day of debate would be held on Tuesday, January 29.

MPs will also propose and vote on amendments to Theresa May's Brexit 'plan B'.

The plan comes amid fears that Ms May will delay any action until Brexit day comes closer to increase pressure on MPs to back her deal or face a no-deal Brexit.

Mrs May is required to present her new Brexit plan to the Commons on Monday, after an amendment was passed by MPs last week.

Her withdrawal agreement was overwhelmingly rejected by MPs on Tuesday.

On Wednesday Mrs May's government narrowly survived a vote of no confidence thanks to support from the DUP.

Speaking in the House of Commons on Thursday Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said that the government had survived "for now".

He said if the government goes ahead with a no-deal Brexit his party would look at other options including a people's vote.

Mr Corbyn said that Mrs May's government was a "government in name only" and said the best solution for the UK is a general election.

Belfast Telegraph