British Members of Parliament have resoundingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal for a second time. The House of Commons voted 391-242 against the divorce deal. The move has plunged the country into further uncertainty just 17 days before it is due to split from the European Union. Appearing before MPs, May defiantly vowed to fight on, saying she “profoundly” rejected the outcome.
In a statement after the defeat, Mrs May said: “I continue to believe that by far the best outcome is the UK leaves the European Union in an orderly fashion with a deal”. Meanwhile, the EU chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said Brussels has nothing more to offer and must now brace for the possibility of a messy divorce. In a tweet, he said the EU has done everything it can to help get the Withdrawal Agreement over the line.
Brexit a portmanteau of “Britain” and “exit”,is the impending withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU). It follows the referendum of 23 June 2016 when 51.9 per cent of those who voted supported withdrawal. Withdrawal has been advocated by Eurosceptics, both left-wing and right-wing,while Pro-Europeanists (or European Unionists), who also span the political spectrum, have advocated continued membership.
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17 November, 2019