A VOTE on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal has finally been scheduled, according to reports.
MPs will vote on the Brexit deal on January 15, just over a week away, according to the BBC.
The broadcaster cited government sources.
It comes after Tory leader Theresa May delayed the vote last month after staunch opposition to it.
She remains in a highly precarioius position, after surviving a vote of no confidence last month.
Junior minister, Kwasi Kwarteng, said the government is hopeful the deal would be approved.
He said: “We’ve got a week. I’m very hopeful the deal will be voted through next week.
“It’s an evolving situation, I think we will get to the point where we could, we will, I hope, win the vote.”
“I don’t accept that at all. A week is a very long time in politics. We don’t know what the numbers are”
He added: “If we don’t get the deal through then it opens possibility of greater uncertainty and more chaos.”
He also dismissed suggestions the government had accepted it would lose next week’s vote, and was planning to return to Brussels for more concessions.
Kwarteng told Radio 4: “The plan is to win the vote on Tuesday, or whenever it comes.
“The plan, the focus, the objective is to win the vote.”
Asked about the prospect of defeat, he responded: “I don’t accept that at all. A week is a very long time in politics. We don’t know what the numbers are.
“We have got a week. I think the situation – as it always does – has developed, it evolves.
“I am very hopeful that the deal will be voted through next week.”
Preperations are underway for a no-deal Brexit, a scenario experts and MPs from all parties have warned would be catastrophic.
No-deal Rehearsals began today with 87 trucks lined up a a little-used Manston Airport for a trip towards Dover to test the road network, known as Operation Brock.
The aiport can be used as an area of parking if there is gridlock at the port of Dover.
And today they will driver down the motorway to the port to test if they clog up up the road network.
Former Conservative chairman Lord Chris Patten warned against a no-deal and said Operation Brock was “enough tio make one weep”.
He said: “If we can’t do that by getting a majority for staying within the single market and customs union, then I think we have no alternative but to go back to the people for another vote.
He added: “I don’t like referendums, but we got into this miserable shambles because of a referendum, and it may be the only way we can get out of it.”