LONDON (Reuters) – Brexit-supporting rebels in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s party said on Wednesday they would vote down her European Union divorce deal when she brings it back to parliament early next month.
Brexit had been due to take place on March 29 but lawmakers rejected the withdrawal agreement that May struck with Brussels three times. The United Kingdom is now scheduled to leave the EU by Oct. 31.
May will bring a Withdrawal Agreement Bill, which implements the departure terms, in the week beginning June 3 – the same date that U.S. President Donald Trump begins a state visit to Britain at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth.
Brexit supporters in May’s divided Conservative party said her deal was as dead as her crisis-riven three-year premiership.