London, Theresa May has said she is working on getting further assurances from the European Union (EU), so she can win the Commons vote on her Brexit deal.

The British Prime Minister said that after delaying the vote last month, there was “some further movement from the EU” at December’s European Council.

She said further measures would be set out ahead of the vote, now set for Tuesday, 15 January.

However, the EU Commission has said there will be no renegotiation.

Meanwhile, more than 200 MPs have signed a letter to Theresa May, urging her to rule out a no-deal Brexit.

It comes as a major exercise involving more than 100 lorries is being carried out in Kent to test out how to manage traffic queues near the Channel ports in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

The PM’s deal – which covers the terms of the UK’s divorce and the framework of future relations with the EU – has already been agreed with EU leaders. But, it needs to pass a vote by MPs before it is accepted.

The United Kingdom (UK) is due to leave the EU on 29 March 2019 whether the deal is passed by MPs or not, the BBC news reported.

Source: Oman News Agency