But what became clear last week was that the House of Commons was likely to reject the withdrawal agreement, which is why Theresa May decided to reschedule the vote. She was hoping that more reassurances from the EU Council this week would convince enough MPs to support her deal.
But Theresa May is running out of time. The UK still needs to pass a withdrawal agreement if it is to avoid crashing out of the EU in March 2019 with no deal.
In which situation does Theresa May find herself today? Do you think she will be able to get a favourable vote from the House of Commons on the Brexit deal?
From a leadership perspective, she is safe, for now.
Theresa May faced a vote of no confidence within her Party this week as more than 48 Conservative MPs felt that she was no longer the right leader for the Party and the Government. She won the vote, which means that members of her party cannot challenge her for another year (although Labour could still call for a vote of no confidence).
From a Brexit perspective, the situation is more precarious.