Brexit delay law approved by UK’s House of Commons

05 April, 2019, 06:06 | Author: Emmett Rice
  • Prime Minister Theresa May is set to meet Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn over Brexit

Any decision on an extension to Brexit in order to prevent the United Kingdom from crashing out of the European Union on 12 April will be taken by EU leaders at that summit.

The bill is aimed at preventing a no-deal Brexit on April 12.

Chancellor Philip Hammond, a senior member of May's Cabinet, said Parliament should vote on whether to hold a second referendum.

In response to the vote in the House of Commons, the government said it would be a "severe constraint" on its ability to negotiate an extension.

The vote passed by just one - 313 votes in favour and 312 against - in the lower House of Commons and the bill will now pass to the upper House of Lords for final approval on Thursday, much to the government s annoyance.

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn's teams will meet for more "technical" talks on Thursday after two hours of what the Labour leader described as "inconclusive" talks between the two leaders failed to create a breakthrough.

May said she wanted to meet Corbyn "to try to agree a plan - that we would both stick to - to ensure that we leave the European Union and that we do so with a deal".

He said individuals with a public platform had a responsibility to speak in a way "that is temperate and is not in any way going to inflame people's views".

Britain's political paralysis over Brexit has left the country facing a possible cliff-edge departure from the European Union in just over a week.

If she and Corbyn fail to reach agreement, May said Parliament would get to vote on a range of options - and the government would be bound by the result.

Corbyn is also wary of striking a deal and being seen to help deliver a Conservative-led Brexit, although he is also concerned that calling for a second referendum could damage Labour's standing in the polls.

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She offered to hold talks with opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in an attempt to find a compromise solution.

But European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in Brussels that Britain would not get any further short delays unless its parliament ratified a deal by April 12 - the date set by EU leaders as the effective cut-off for avoiding the European Parliament elections.

May and Corbyn are expected to initiate talks on Brexit on Wednesday.

When the European Union leaders agreed to put off Brexit beyond the original March 29 deadline they said that the British MPs should agree to the negotiated Withdrawal Agreement (WA) before March 29 if they wished to avoid a no-deal Brexit (leaving with no legal agreement or future relationship plan and no transition period) on April 12.

Arriving for talks in Whitehall, shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer confirmed that a "confirmatory" referendum was among the ideas on the table for discussion.

The PM wrote to all Conservative MPs on Wednesday morning explaining her decision, blaming the failure of the Democratic Unionist party and leave-supporting backbenchers to support her deal.

"I fear that we are now at risk of simultaneously failing in both". Prime Minister Theresa May put the draft Brexit deal reached with the European Union to a vote three times in the House of Commons, but it was rejected each time.

Signs of this were clear on Wednesday evening when a series of government amendments were defeated heavily in the House of Commons after Conservative MPs rebelled against the party whip.

The debate is largely symbolic and did not take place in the main chamber of the House of Commons, where discussions on alternatives to May's Brexit plan were taking place.

Two of May's ministers resigned Wednesday over the way Brexit was being handled by the prime minister.

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