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May Weighs Delay to Brexit Vote to Break Deadlock

  • U.K. prime minister in talks to stave off defeat next week
  • Government could offer parliament option to extend transition
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Theresa May Looks to Delay Brexit Vote
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Theresa May is said to be weighing a plan to postpone the crunch vote on her Brexit deal in an attempt to avoid a landslide defeat that would risk a major U.K. political crisis. 

The prime minister was urged by allies in her Conservative Party to delay the parliamentary vote on the U.K.’s divorce agreement with the European Union amid predictions she would lose it badly. Defeat would put the U.K. on course to crash out of the EU in March without a deal, and could trigger a fresh attempt to topple May and even a general election.