almost certainly until the new year after the prime minister admitted a Tory revolt meant she was heading for a crushing defeat “by a significant margin”. But condemnation of Ms May rose when Downing Street failed to set a new timetable for the vote – arguing it depended on the prime minister getting “assurances” to pass the deal. Government sources admitted
Theresa May sparked anger across the Commons yesterday by refusing to say when MPs would be able to vote on her Brexit deal, as she prepared to head to Brussels
to plead with EU leaders for further concessions. The showdown was delayed
a quick breakthrough was unlikely, refusing to say it would even be held in January. Unless a “meaningful vote” is staged, MPs will have no formal mechanism to prevent Britain crashing out of the European Union without an agreement next March – something that the prime minister admitted, for the first time, would cause “significant economic damage”.