What #Brexit game is European Union playing? British parliament leader Leadsom asks

Пятница, 15 Мар, 2019

So what now for Theresa May and for Brexit?

In a controversial move, she promised a Stronger Towns Fund totalling £1.6 billion (€1.86 billion) to be allocated to the UK's most deprived regions; the fund was widely denounced by the areas' MPs as a transparent attempt to buy votes. "If she won't find a way forward, Parliament has a responsibility to do so instead", Cooper said.

A weakened May, her authority shredded by successive Brexit defeats in Parliament, said her Conservative lawmakers could vote Wednesday night according to their conscience, rather than having to follow a party line.

Political leaders around Europe reacted with disappointment to last night's vote.

British Prime Minister Theresa May will hold a so-called meaningful vote on her Brexit deal on Tuesday as planned, her spokesman said after media reports that she could downgrade the status of the vote.

"But eventually, PM May had failed to convince her cabinet, which she conveyed to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker during their phone call on Sunday evening".

Michael Gove, who campaigned for Brexit in 2016, said that if May lost Tuesday's vote then it would effectively lose control of Brexit.

The Prime Minister's spokesman cautioned against "speculation" that Mrs May might ask Parliament to vote on a "conditional" motion expressing its readiness to support a form of deal other than the one agreed with Brussels.

Ahead of that vote details of how a no deal will impact trade have been released.

May s initial deal was struck after 18 months of tough negotiations, and covers Britain s financial settlement, expatriate rights, the Irish border and plans for a transition period.

In a written legal opinion, Cox said that if UK-EU negotiations became stalled through "intractable differences", Britain would have "no internationally lawful means of exiting the Protocol's arrangements, save by agreement".

The details were revealed in a document published by the Government on Wednesday morning, stating what will happen if the United Kingdom exits the European Union without a deal.

"We have an opportunity now to leave on March 29 or shortly thereafter and it's important we grasp that opportunity because there is wind in the sails of people trying to stop Brexit", Hunt told the BBC.

Britain is due to pull out of the European Union in less than three weeks, on March 29, but the government has not been able to win parliamentary approval for its agreement with the bloc on withdrawal terms and future relations.

The Britons drinking beer in Brussels had their eyes fixed intently on the James Joyce pub's TV as lawmakers in London said "yea" or "nay" to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal. Its still uncertain exactly what the May government wants, and exactly what the European Union governments are willing to agree with.

Barnier said that "again the House of Commons says what it does not want". But the great majority of lawmakers, including most Conservative members of Parliament, will vote against a no-deal Brexit because they believe it would be economically damaging and disruptive.

May is offering the possibility of a "short, limited" delay, but is herself opposed, warning that eventually MPs will have to make a decision about Britain's future.

Some British lawmakers warned their Brexit-backing colleagues that rejecting the deal could lead to Britain's departure being postponed indefinitely, because a delay would give momentum to opponents of Brexit.