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Theresa May tells MPs failure to back her plan might scupper Brexit | Politics

Theresa May has warned MPs that if they fail to back her Brexit deal at the third time of asking then Brussels might insist on a lengthy delay, potentially scuppering chances of leaving the European Union altogether.The prime minister said it would be a “potent symbol of parliament’s collective political failure” if a delay to Brexit meant the UK was forced to take part in May’s European elections almost three years after voting to leave.She warned that if MPs did not back her deal before Thursday’s European council summit “we will not leave the EU for many months, if ever”.May acknowledged that even if her deal were passed before the summit of EU leaders, the government would need a “short technical extension” beyond the scheduled 29 March Brexit date.“That is not an ideal outcome – we could and should have been leaving the EU on March 29,” she said.Revealed: EU war-gaming for fall of May’s government Read more “But it is something the British people would accept if it led swiftly to delivering Brexit. The alternative if parliament cannot agree the deal by that time is much worse.”Writing in the Sunday Telegraph she said her fellow leaders would demand a “clear purpose” for a longer extension that was not merely a technical delay to allow legislation to pass.In a message aimed at MPs seeking rival versions of Brexit she said: “If the proposal were to go back to square one and negotiate a new deal, that would mean a much longer extension – almost certainly requiring the United Kingdom to participate in the European parliament elections in May.“The idea of the British people going to the polls to elect MEPs three years after voting to leave the EU hardly bears thinking...

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