Brexit chaos: UK MPs reject Theresa May’s deal AGAIN

European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker

She offered the House of Commons a chance to try to stop the countdown to a March 29 departure.

The assessments left May's deal hanging by a thread.

Britain is due to pull out of the European Union in less than three weeks, on March 29, but the government has not been able to win parliamentary approval for its agreement with the bloc on withdrawal terms and future relations.

UK's Attorney General Geoffrey Cox on Tuesday said the government's last-ditch legal changes to the Brexit agreement reduced but did not rule out the risk that the country could be indefinitely bound to the Irish backstop clause.

Cox advised that the latest agreements reduce the risk of the United Kingdom being permanently held in the backstop, but the fundamental, legally binding element to the original withdrawal deal remains the same. Even if he changes his legal advice and endorses the new deal, May still has a huge task ahead to persuade enough members of her own Conservative Party to support her plan in Tuesday night's vote.

That appeared unlikely after Cox's assessment.

"Now is the time to come together, to back this improved Brexit deal, and to deliver on the instruction of the British people", she urged members of the House of Commons.

The Opposition Labour Party, meanwhile, has declared that the British PM has secured nothing new.

May said after meeting Juncker: "The attorney general will set out in legal analysis the meaning of the joint instrument and unilateral declaration to Parliament. The Government's strategy is now in tatters".

Sterling was about half a percent weaker at $1.307 after trading in a wide range over the course of the day.

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It also said that the two countries agreed to continue "productive dialogues" to resolve issues discussed at the Hanoi summit. But state media said the turnout was "an expression of the absolute support and trust of all voters in the DPRK government".

However-and this is a big "however"-a rejection of the concept does not mean a no-deal Brexit is off the table".

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said he hoped MPs would back the deal as "there is no alternative".

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker after his talks on Monday with Mrs May said: "It's this deal or Brexit might not happen at all". At a news conference, they announced changes created to overcome lawmakers' concerns about provisions created to ensure the border between European Union member Ireland and Britain's Northern Ireland remains open after Brexit.

In his advice, Mr Cox said that documents agreed in Strasbourg "reduce the risk that the United Kingdom could be indefinitely and involuntarily detained" in the backstop by European Union bad faith or a failure by Brussels to use its "best endeavours" to negotiate a permanent deal on the future relationship. The two sides also agreed to continue working on technology that would do away with the need for border checks.

Brexiteer Tory MP Andrea Jenkyns tweeted a picture of Geoffrey Cox's legal advice document and wrote: "The Attorney Generals advice is that the legal risk remains unchanged".

If Parliament rejects the no-deal option, MPs would then face a vote on Wednesday or Thursday if they wanted to pursue a "short limited extension to Article 50", at which point, May would contact the E.U.to see if Brussels would okay a delay to the process, which began with the initial vote to leave in June 2016.

"In politics, sometimes you get a second chance".

This is also a reiteration of the main Brexit divorce deal agreed in November.

Most observers see it as highly unlikely the deal will pass through parliament and Mrs May's spokesperson has been forced to deny rumours the prime minister may delay the vote with only a couple of weeks to go until the United Kingdom leaves the EU.

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