British Prime Minister Theresa May warned parliamentarians that the refusal to approve the agreed with Brussels version of “Brexit” will lead to a loss of stability in the country, as well as provoke the threat of early elections or the complete abolition of “Brexit”.
“I hope people understand-when I say that in case of failure of the deal [with the European Union] we will find ourselves in unknown waters. I sincerely believe and really fear that this will happen,” said May in a conversation with the newspaper Daily Mail.
“The country will be in limbo — and the risk of leaving the European Union without a deal or not to leave it at all will be quite real,” she continued.
At the same time, the press service of the Prime Minister called untrue reports of Newspapers claiming that may plans to postpone the parliamentary vote on “Brexit”, scheduled for Tuesday, December 11.
About this version of events wrote, in particular, the Times newspaper. It claims that colleagues allegedly ask May to discuss once again with Brussels terms of the transaction as aren’t ready to vote for it in such look. The newspaper also claims that some Ministers are ready to hold a second referendum on “Brexit”.
The agreement with the European Union in question was reached by Theresa May a month ago — but it still has to approve the British Parliament.
The most controversial part of the deal is the issue of the United Kingdom’s only land border with the EU between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Currently, this boundary exists only nominally. This is established by the historic Good Friday agreement of 1998, which put an end to the armed conflict in Northern Ireland.
The agreement “Brexit” says that if the parties have not made other arrangements, throughout the United Kingdom will act customs rules of the EU, and in Northern Ireland – also other European standards.
Critics, regardless of their attitude to “Brexit”, point out that this proposal essentially separates Northern Ireland from the rest of the country, deprives London of the opportunity to pursue its own trade agreements with third countries and forces it to comply with almost all decisions of the European governing bodies without having any influence on their adoption.
The British government approved the draft agreement on the terms of withdrawal from the EU on November 15, after which several members of the Cabinet left it, including “Brexit” Minister Dominique Raab.
However, the opposition and many members of the ruling Conservative party said they were not ready to support such a deal. In particular, the Committee of the House of Commons on “Brexit” said that if the transaction is approved, the country will take a step into the unknown.