UK PM May to outline departure at 1922 CMTE meeting

# 23:29
23 May 2019

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will outline her departure proposal at a meeting with Graham Brady, the head of the 1922 Committee, the Conservative Party group in the UK House of Commons that oversees the party’s leadership, the Financial Times reported Thursday, ONA reports citing Sputnik.

May presented her new version of the withdrawal deal earlier this week. The prime minister argued that if the parliamentarians backed her plan, they would be able to vote on a confirmatory Brexit referendum. May's move prompted criticism among lawmakers and officials. Moreover, the House of Commons leader Andrea Leadsom has stepped down over disagreements with May while the opposition called for a snap general election and some of the parliamentarians urged May to resign.

Earlier, the UK-based media reported that May would announce her resignation after a meeting with Graham Brady.

The United Kingdom was initially supposed to leave the European Union on 29 March. The parties have agreed on the withdrawal deal, but UK lawmakers have refused to pass it with the arrangement to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland being one of the main points of concern for the parliamentarians.

The Brexit deadline was subsequently moved to 31 October with London obliged to participate in the European Parliament elections if the deal is not passed by 23 May.