MPs will vote on Theresa May’s revised deal on Tuesday, March 12. The original deal was voted down over concerns it would result in the UK being tied to the EU indefinitely because of the backstop issue. Mrs May has still not figured out a clear plan with EU chiefs on how to manage the border between the British province of Northern Ireland and EU-member Ireland, leading to fears MPs will be unsatisfied with her deal once again.
What happens if the vote is rejected?
If MPs vote down the deal, they will be presented with another vote on Wednesday on whether Britain should leave without a deal.
If they say no, another vote could be held on Thursday about whether Article 50 should be extended.
This will mean the exit date is delayed to allow more time for negotiations.
But even if MPs want a delay, the EU will still have to approve this decision first.
What happens if the vote is passed?
There won’t be much time for Mrs May if her deal is voted through.
She will still need to get a technical extension of Article 50 from EU chiefs so the legislation that needs to be place for Brexit deadline day can be passed.
Having finally achieved a clear picture for the future relationship of the UK and the EU, Mrs May will then have to decide whether she will carry on as Prime Minister or announce the date she will step down.
The leader of Britain’s parliament Andrea Leadsom has said she was beginning to wonder what game the European Union was playing over Brexit.
She said: ”There is still hope, but I have to say I’m deeply disappointed with what we’re hearing coming out of the EU
“I do have to ask myself what game are they playing here.”
When asked who would be to blame if May loses the parliamentary vote again on Tuesday, Mrs Leadsom said: “I would point to the EU needing to work closely with us.
“We are hoping we will be able to win that vote but that does depend on the EU coming to the table and taking seriously the (UK’s) proposals.”
She added if Britain leaves the EU without a withdrawal deal it would be harder to guarantee the smooth flow of goods and people across the Irish border, which has been possible since 1998.
She said: “In making it impossible for us to sign up to that (deal), it actually makes the problems with the Northern Irish border harder to solve, not easier to solve.”
Mrs May warned on Friday that if MPs reject her deal on Tuesday, it will increase the chance that Brexit never happens, even though the majority of British voters chose to leave in 2016.