British Prime Minister Theresa May urged Parliament to back her Brexit deal
Prime Minister Theresa May is warning the Parliament that if they do not approve her deal they risk not having a Brexit at all. She also declared the Parliament is more likely to prevent Brexit than allowing it to leave without a deal, and the likely outcome would be a “paralysis in parliament that risks there being no Brexit.”
Moreover, by not implementing the result of the 2016 referendum, when the majority of Britons voted for leaving the EU, Theresa May stated that trust in politics would suffer “catastrophic harm”.
President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, and EU Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, sent a letter to Prime Minister May on Monday morning reassuring that the backstop should only be temporary and that it “is not a threat nor a trap” and they want to look at alternatives to the customs arrangement and to fast-track talks on future relations, but critics said they fell way short of the firm end date or the unilateral right to withdraw they wanted.
Reportedly MPs plan to take control of Brexit if May’s deal is defeated. Also, Labour and the other opposition parties will vote against the deal, while about 100 Conservative MPs, and the Democratic Unionist Party’s 10 MPs, could also join them.