Theresa May said in a statement to U.K. lawmakers Monday that members of Parliament would have an opportunity to decide whether the deal becomes U.K. law during the week of Jan. 14.
That news comes a week after May confirmed she would be postponing the vote, originally scheduled for Dec. 11, amid widespread opposition to her deal’s central tenets.
Ahead of the vote, and despite a rebuff by EU leaders last week, May is now pressing ahead with attempts to win assurances from Brussels that might convince more politicians in her ruling Conservative Party to back her preferred Brexit blueprint.
Meanwhile, the prime minister is reported to be coming under pressure from senior government ministers to give the public another opportunity to vote on Brexit, through a so-called People’s Vote.
John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor from the opposition Labour Party, argued there is still time to hold another referendum on the U.K.’s membership of the European Union ahead of the planned exit from the trading bloc on March 29.
But May reiterated her firm opposition to another referendum in this afternoon’s statement.
Sterling GBPUSD, +0.3815% had a volatile day amid the latest Brexit uncertainty, rising from $1.25867 at 8 a.m. London time to a peak of $1.26426 at midday, before dropping again to trade at $1.26094 at just past 5 p.m.