NORTH Shropshire’s MP Owen Paterson has approved of the decision taken to block another vote of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

House of Commons speaker John Bercow refused to allow a third meaningful vote on Mrs May’s deal, despite being under two weeks until the country is set to leave the European Union.

The decision seemingly only leaves May with the option to either extend Article 50, or to leave the EU without a deal.

Mr Paterson spoke after the decision made on Monday afternoon, labelling it a “sensible” move as he believed it was extremely unlikely the Prime Minister would be able to change the minds of so many MPs with such a similar deal.

“The law is we leave the EU on March 29,” he said.

“The only way that changes is if there is deliberate action to change the legislation to do something otherwise.

“I think it’s sensible the chance to vote on the Prime Minister’s deal again wasn’t granted.

“It was perfectly obvious MPs wouldn’t have changed their minds.

“Nothing had really changed; I’d have voted against it again.”

Mr Paterson also believes an extension to the deal would be “damaging”, and said it would leave those who voted to leave feeling let down.

He added: “It will be a huge relief to the 17.4 million people who voted to leave when we finally do.

“What’s dangerous is the uncertainty for a lot of people.

“People are fed up with it, they just want us to leave.

“I think the whole country is prepared, the anger it would cause if we weren’t to leave would be shocking.

“I am absolutely against the current deal on the table and an extension of Article 50.

“I think an extension would be extremely damaging.”

Mrs May’s deal has been to the chamber twice and has suffered heavy defeat on both occasions.

The UK is set to leave the EU at 11pm on Friday, March 29.