UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The head of the British government, Teresa May, agrees to hold a vote in parliament to postpone the withdrawal of the country from the European Union if lawmakers reject her proposal on Brexit next month.
As noted, the postponement will reduce the likelihood that the UK will leave the block without an agreement (the so-called “hard” Brexit), but may create new uncertainty about how and when the country will be separated from its largest trading partner.
May actively opposed the postponement of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, which was originally scheduled to take place on March 29, 2019. But just a month before, the May government was unable to enlist support in a divided parliament on the Brexit deal agreed with the EU last year.
The new Brexit proposal, which May is working out with EU officials, will be put to a vote on March 12th. But since there is almost no certainty that the lawmakers will approve the new agreement, the risk of withdrawing without a deal has sharply increased, which worries business and political leaders.
Faced with opposition from some of its ministers, May made an important digression and told lawmakers that if the parliament did not support its version of the deal on March 12, they would be able to vote separately for the extension of negotiations with the EU.
The chairman of the European Council, Donald Tusk, called a rational proposal to postpone the deadline for the implementation of Brexit.
“I believe that in the situation we were in, postponement would be a rational decision, but the Prime Minister (of Great Britain) Theresa May is confident that this scenario can be avoided,” Tusk said at a press conference at the summit. EU and Arab League (LAS).
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