The last-gasp effort to resolve the impasse over Britain's departure from the European Union on March 29 is in trouble after the government's legal advice said it did not provide for a clean break in future.
In a last-minute dash to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on Monday night, May emerged alongside European Commission President Jean Claude-Juncker to declare that the United Kingdom and EU have agreed "legally binding" changes to the controversial Irish backstop clause to ensure any such arrangement would not be permanent.
He was responding to Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow, who had tweeted: "A Lawyer contact tells me that the legal world is aware that the Attorney General said NO last night to the validity of Mrs May's "new European Union deal"...he been told to go away and find a way to say YES: A cohort of lawyers has been summoned".
An picture taken in London on March 12, 2019 as an arranged illustration shows printed copies of the legal opinion on the joint instrument and unilateral declaration concerning the withdrawl agreement published by Britain's Attorney General Geoffrey Cox on Mach 12, 2019.
"In politics, sometimes you get a second chance".
"If MPs vote for Theresa May's Brexit deal, we edge closer to understanding exactly how and when Brexit will play out but whether that is positive or negative for the pound depends on the deal itself".
The main sticking point is the so-called Irish border backstop, an insurance policy aimed at avoiding controls on the border between the British province of Northern Ireland and EU-member Ireland after Brexit.
Sir Keir said in a tweet: "Attorney General confirms that there have been no significant changes to the Withdrawal Agreement despite the legal documents that were agreed last night".
Many fear that Brexit will divide the West as it grapples with both the unconventional USA presidency of Donald Trump and growing assertiveness from Russian Federation and China, leaving Britain economically weaker and with its security capabilities depleted.
Two documents were agreed after Mrs.
"The further agreement yesterday provided additional clarity, reassurance and guarantees sought by some to eliminate doubt or fears, however unreal, that the goal was to trap the United Kingdom indefinitely in the backstop", Varadkar said.
But Tuesday's vote also meant that an array of possibilities open up including a second referendum or general elections - keeping general market volatility levels on the pound high.
"It is not. These doubts and fears can now be put to bed". "Tomorrow, the House of Commons will debate the improved deal that these legal changes have created".
"It also ensures that, as in any agreement or any contract, if it is the case that one side - in this case the European Union - seeks to act in a way that is not in accordance with their commitments then we can go to court and we can win", he said.
This doesn't go as far as meeting the demands of Attorney General Geoffrey Cox. She offered the House of Commons a chance to try to stop the countdown to a March 29 departure.
Sterling slipped 0.6 per cent to US$1.3071, after earlier falling as much as low as US$1.3005.