The British Parliament on Tuesday was unable to find any new solution to the “Brexit” problem and ordered Prime Minister Theresa May to hold new talks in Brussels on an exit agreement for Britain-negotiations that the EU refuses to resume.
On Tuesday, the House of Commons voted on seven amendments related to the withdrawal agreement, and managed to adopt only one declarative amendment and one — with the instruction of the Prime Minister to get from the European Union a new wording of the “Irish insurance option.”
This” insurance option”, according to which Northern Ireland can remain in the Customs Union with the EU, does not suit very many London politicians, and in large measure precisely because of it, the House of Commons on January 15, a record majority rejected the draft exit agreement.
“Now we with this mandate from the Parliament will seek legally binding changes in the text of the withdrawal agreement,” Teresa may said after the vote.
Representatives of the European Union, however, many times repeated that in the framework set by the British government can not offer anything else, and do not intend to resume negotiations on the project.
“The safety option is part of the exit agreement, and the exit agreement will not be open for revision,” the press service of the EU President Donald Tusk confirmed once again on Tuesday.
“The EU shows little enthusiasm for these changes, and negotiations will not be easy,” May herself described the situation.
“This decision gives the Prime Minister a few extra days to find a unicorn in Brussels. My forecast: she will not succeed, and in two weeks we will be in the same place,” the Deputy from the opposition Labour party, Luke Pollard, tweeted.
A second vote on the same draft agreement is expected to be held in the House of Commons in two weeks. The May’s government hopes that by this time either the EU will falter or some of the deputies will change their position.
Meanwhile, until the “Brexit” there are only two months: Britain should formally leave the EU at 23.00 GMT on March 29. The process of ” Brexit “has long been in a hard time trouble, and every day the probability of either a” collapse of the bracket ” or the official postponement of the exit increases.
Three of the five amendments rejected on Tuesday instructed the government to ask the EU for a postponement. Representatives of the EU in recent weeks, several times expressed in the spirit that they are ready to discuss this issue, but first would like to understand why Britain needs a delay.