March 25, 2019 / 1:40 PM / 6 months ago

May will only hold new Brexit vote if there's a chance of success - spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s government will only hold another so-called meaningful vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal if it has a chance of getting the support of parliament on a third attempt, her spokesman said.

The government would have to table an emergency business motion before the close of parliament on Monday for a vote to go ahead on Tuesday.

“We will only bring the vote back if we believe that we would be in a position to win it,” the spokesman told reporters, declining to comment whether it would take place on Tuesday.

The spokesman said ministers at a cabinet meeting on Monday did not discuss the prime minister’s future. Some lawmakers have asked May to name her departure date as the price for supporting her deal.

Reporting By Elizabth Piper. Writing by Andrew MacAskill; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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