December 17, 2018 / 11:40 AM / in 2 months

Rejecting second or indicative vote, UK's May presses on with Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May attends a news conference after a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking the “extra assurances” needed to get parliament’s backing for her deal to leave the European Union, her spokesman said on Monday, ruling out a second referendum or an indicative vote on Brexit options.

May is facing deadlock in the deeply divided parliament over her Brexit deal and was forced to delay a vote last week. That has increased the calls for her to pursue different strategies, including a second referendum or by testing the various Brexit options in parliamentary votes.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, writing by Elizabeth Piper, editing by Sarah Young

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