Theresa May, the Prime Minister, has confirmed today that she was resign before the next stage of Brexit negotiations if the Government’s proposed deal is passed in the House of Commons.
The Prime Minister said in a meeting of Conservative MPs:
“I know some people are worried that if you vote for the withdrawal agreement, I will take that as a mandate to rush on into phase two without the debate we need to have. I won’t; I hear what you are saying. But we need to get the deal through and deliver Brexit. I am prepared to leave this job earlier than I intended in order to do what is right for our country and our party.”
Jo Stevens, the Labour MP for Cardiff Central, posted on Twitter:
“The ultimate bribe from the PM to her MPs to save the Tory Party. This has nothing to do with the national interest, with the lives, prosperity and future of the people we represent.”
Also on Twitter, Anna Soubry, the Conservative MP for Broxtowe, posted:
“So hard Brexiteers will vote for the PMs “deal” not because it’s good for our country and the right thing to do – not even because it delivers Brexit but because it gets rid of the PM #Shameful”
The Prime Minister is yet to confirm a planned date for her departure, and the Speaker of the House of Commons is also yet to confirm whether a third vote on the deal will be permissible.