MPs overwhelmingly reject second Brexit referendum

17 March, 2019, 03:29 | Author: Donnie King
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"She didn't want there to be an extension and brought forward the withdrawal agreement twice".

"You don't just have a short, technical extension to our membership of the European Union, you nearly certainly need a significantly longer one to find a time for parliament to come to a majority verdict", he told BBC radio.

In this episode of Insight, Ajish P. Joy talks about the chaos in Britain since the 2016 referendum and the points of contention between the United Kingdom and EU. We know that a majority of MPs don't want the current Brexit deal negotiated by the prime minister, but that they also don't want to leave without a deal. House of Commons Speaker John Bercow chose four amendments for MPs to vote, which also include whether to allow MPs to take control of parliamentary business next Wednesday.

To grind out a win, May needs to reverse the two historic defeats of her Brexit deal in the House of Commons, by 202-432 votes on January 15 and by 242-391 on March 12. May says Brexit could be delayed by three months, to 30 June, if MPs back her deal in a vote next week.

Protesters plan to set out Saturday from Sunderland, which is 270 miles (434 kilometers) north of London that voted by 61-39 percent in 2016 to leave the EU.

Shrewsbury and Atcham MP Mr Kawczynski acknowledged that the Prime Minister's deal was now the "only game in town".

However, remainers are also plotting to scupper her Brexit plan with Labour planning to back a backbench amendment calling for a referendum on Mrs May's deal.

After 2½ years of tortuous divorce negotiations with the European Union, the final outcome is still uncertain with options including a long delay, exiting with May's deal, a disorderly exit without a deal, or even another referendum.

A senior government source said that persuading the DUP would be key to securing parliament's approval, as that would prompt eurosceptic Conservatives to back the deal.

But the deal has remained deadlocked in parliament, chiefly by disagreement over the so-called Irish "backstop" - a measure to avoid barriers at the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The government then let MPs vote on whether or not they wanted to leave the European Union without a deal (they didn't), followed by a further vote asking them if they wanted to extend Article 50, which facilitates the departure process, until the summer ( they did). His Spanish counterpart Josep Borrell concurred: "if they're going to ask for an extension that goes beyond the date when the parliament is formed, they have the obligation to take part in European elections", Borrell said. The EU have said any extension would need a objective.



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