What does the PM have to offer in her ‘improved’ Brexit plan?

Politics Explained: The prime mInister’s room for manoeuvre is constrained by Brussels’ unwillingness to reopen the deal struck last November

Andrew Woodcock
Political Editor
Monday 20 May 2019 17:31
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After seeing her Brexit deal resoundingly rejected by MPs in three meaningful votes, Theresa May is promising an “improved” package of measures in a “bold new offer” to be put before the Commons in the first week of June.

But in reality, her room for manoeuvre is tightly circumscribed.

Any move away from the withdrawal agreement struck in November with Brussels – and approved by the leaders of the 27 remaining member states – would mean the EU refusing to ratify the deal, at least unless the changes were agreed in a fresh round of negotiations.

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