Theresa May shelves her Brexit Withdrawal bill following Cabinet mutiny

Theresa May Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill


  • The prime minister has abandoned plans to bring forward her Brexit Withdrawal Bill.
  • Several senior members of May's Cabinet had requested meetings with her in order to demand she drops plans to hold a vote on a second referendum.
  • The former Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom, resigned on Thursday over the plans.
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LONDON - Theresa May has pulled plans to hold a vote on her government's Brexit legislation in the first full week of June after senior members of her Cabinet withdrew their support for her plans.

The prime minister had planned to publish the bill on Friday ahead of a vote on it at the end of the week of June 3rd.

However, several senior ministers requested meetings with the prime minister on Wednesday in order to demand that she drop key elements of the bill, including provisions to allow a parliamentary vote on whether to hold a second referendum.

The former Leader of the House Andrea Leadsom resigned on Wednesday evening in protest over the bill.

Ministers revealed on Thursday that plans to bring the bill forward in the week of June 3rd had been dropped.

The decision to shelve the bill comes as the prime minister comes under intense pressure to resign, with May's allies suggesting she will quit as early as Friday.

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