BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May has told MPs on Tuesday, they have “one last chance” to deliver Brexit.
The Tory leader made the call during a speech in London as she set out a “new Brexit deal” which included a ten-point plan to get her deal over the line.
A third Withdrawal Bill will be laid before Parliament on Wednesday, May 22, when the PM will personally address MPs across the floor of the House of Commons.
MPs will get a vote on whether to hold another referendum if they back the third EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill, she said, after the two previously failed to secure the backing of MPs.
The bill also contains new guarantees on workers’ rights, environmental protections and the Irish backstop as well a customs “compromise”.
If MPs reject the bill, she warned them a negotiated exit would be “dead in the water” and Brexit could be stopped.
MPs have rejected the withdrawal agreement negotiated with the EU three times.
In what is seen as a last roll of the dice, Mrs May is now bringing the Withdrawal Agreement Bill – legislation required to bring the agreement into UK law – to Parliament in early June.
In a speech in London, the prime minister said the deadlock over Brexit was having a “corrosive” impact on British politics and stopping progress in other areas.
“We are making a new offer to find common ground in Parliament,” she said.
“That is the only way to deliver Brexit.”
She also said that she had “compromised” on her stance and called on MPs, including the DUP’s ten MPs to also compromise on their stance over a customs union in a bid to get a deal
But the PM batted away questions from political editors from television stations and newspapers on whether she was going to quit now.