On the day that Britain was originally scheduled to leave the European Union, lawmakers continued their impasse, voting down Prime Minister Theresa May’s stripped-down withdrawal agreement for the third time.
The House of Commons voted 334 to 286 against the Brexit deal, triggering the possibility of the so-called “no deal” divorce between the United Kingdom and the EU. Now lawmakers have until April 12 to announce a new plan or leave the EU without a deal – a massive risk for disruption for people and businesses.
According to Fox News, May said the implications of the lawmaker’s rejection to the deal are “grave” and that it should be a “matter of profound regret” that “once again we have been unable to support leaving the European Union in an orderly fashion.”
Immediately following the latest defeat, Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn called on May to resign immediately, asking whether she now “finally accepts” that MPs will not support her deal.
The Sterling fell through the $1.30 mark against the United State. dollar, for the first time since March 11th, as the result of the vote was announced..
Parliament voted on the 585-page withdrawal agreement that sets out the terms of Britain’s departure – including its financial settlement with the EU and the rights of EU and UK. citizens – but not a shorter declaration on future tires that is also part of the divorce deal agreed between the UK. and the European bloc late last year.
Its removal altered the deal enough to overcome a ban against asking lawmakers the same question over and over again.
May’s deal, agreed with the European bloc in November, was previously rejected by 230 votes on Jan. 15 and by 149 votes on March 12. Ahead of Friday’s vote, May needed at least 75 lawmakers to change over, while losing none.
The EU reacted to Friday’s defeat saying it “regrets the negative vote” and that it is now fully prepared to a “no-deal” scenario on April 12.
“The EU will remain united,” a spokesperson said.
Donald Tusk, the European council president, called an emergency EU summit for April 10 in light of the vote. That is two days before the deadline for the UK.’s departure.
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