March 25, 2019 / 6:15 PM / 25 days ago

Parliament to vote on three proposed changes to PM May's next steps on Brexit

FILE PHOTO: Speaker of the House John Bercow speaks in Parliament, in London, Britain, March 18, 2019, in this screen grab taken from video. Reuters TV via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers will on Monday have the opportunity to vote on up to three proposed changes to Prime Minister Theresa May’s next steps on Brexit, the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, said.

Those include a proposal to change the rules of parliament on Wednesday in order to provide time for lawmakers to debate and vote on alternative ways forward on Brexit, a process often referred to as ‘indicative votes’.

The speaker also selected the opposition Labour Party’s amendment which calls on the government to give lawmakers time to find a majority for a different approach on Brexit.

The third amendment he selected says that if Britain comes within a week of leaving the EU without a deal, the government should ask parliament whether it would approve a no-deal exit or if it should seek a further delay to Brexit.

Voting on the amendments will take place one by one from 2200 GMT.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan and Andrew MacAskill; editing by Costas Pitas

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