Theresa May pulls the Withdrawal Agreement Bill from the House of Commons
- Credit: Getty Images
Theresa May has pulled her key Brexit legislation from the House of Commons schedule, amid speculation over the prime minister's future.
Downing Street had claimed the Withdrawal Agreement Bill ould go before MPs in the week beginning June 3, but it was not announced when the Government set out the forthcoming Commons agenda on Thursday.
Government whip Mark Spencer, outlining forthcoming business in the Commons on Thursday, said: "We will update the House on the publication and introduction of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill on our return from the Whitsun recess."
Spencer was deputising at business questions following the resignation of Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom.
Leadsom acknowledged her resignation came on the eve of the European elections, but said she felt she could not announce the Withdrawal Agreement Bill in Thursday's Business Statement containing "new elements that I fundamentally oppose".
You may also want to watch:
She wrote in a letter to the PM: "I fully respect the integrity, resolution and determination that you have shown during your time as prime minister.
"No-one has wanted you to succeed more than I have, but I do now urge you to make the right decisions in the interests of the country, this Government and our party."
- 1 This chumocracy is costing our country
- 2 Nigel Farage loses nearly 50,000 followers after Twitter suspends QAnon accounts
- 3 Fifteen ways to fix Britain
- 4 Michel Barnier tells UK to be 'very careful' in Brexit diplomatic status row
- 5 Bob Geldof takes swipe at No 10 saying 'lying is second nature' to them
- 6 Independent SAGE adviser gives scathing assessment of Priti Patel's £800 Covid fines
- 7 George Osborne hopes for Brexit dividend
- 8 Holyrood in talks with EU to extend Erasmus scheme to Scottish students
- 9 Jacob Rees-Mogg says it's 'all the EU's fault' musicians can't tour Europe
- 10 Tory minister admits UK rejected EU's music visa offer in order to 'take back control' of borders
May's fate as prime minister looks set to be sealed on Friday when she meets Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the powerful 1922 Committee of Conservative MPs.
Demands from Tory MPs for her to resign are continuing to surge following cabinet turmoil over her Brexit strategy.