Theresa May Admits: British Parliament Will Vote to Postpone Brexit
British Prime Minister Theresa May has made a significant concession in parliament in London. At the latest on 12 March, the Brexit agreement will be voted again with the European Union.
If parliament decides to leave the agreement, the parliamentarians may vote a day later about whether they want to leave the EU without agreement. If they do not want it, they can vote a day more then about a postponement of the Brexit.
If the MPs agree to a brief postponement of the Brexit, the British government will ask the other European leaders for it, May said. She herself says she is not in favour of delay. “But the United Kingdom will only leave a deal on 29 March if the House of Commons has explicitly agreed,” said May.
The British Parliament rejected the prior Brexit agreement in January. Since then, the British government is trying to convince the European Union to renegotiate the contract, but for the time being without success.
The concession is a severe turn to the prime minister. Previously, May always refused to speak categorically about the postponement. According to British media, May is trying to prevent a government crisis in this way.
Concerned ministers have put the prime minister under pressure to avoid the country leaving the EU on 29 March without a deal. They fear that such a chaotic ‘no-deal-Brexit‘ will turn out to be disastrous for the United Kingdom.