The UK will not renew expiring March 29 the validity of article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on the European Union, which sets the rules and deadlines for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, despite the British Parliament’s rejection of the “Brexit” agreement. This was stated by British Prime Minister Theresa May.
According to her, there are two ways to avoid the “Brexit” scenario without a deal.
“The first is to reach an agreement, the second is to repeal article 50,” she said during the session of answers to the questions of deputies in the House of Commons.
And stressed that the British “government will not resort” to the second option.
Deputies of the House of Commons of the British Parliament on Tuesday rejected the deal with the European Union on “Brexit” conditions. During the historic vote, 432 parliamentarians spoke out against the agreement approved by London and Brussels last November. Supported this project agreement, the approval of which insisted May, 202 Deputy. Thus, the deal was rejected with a difference of 230 votes, which was the largest defeat of the British Prime Minister in Parliament in the last 95 years.
In order to enter into force, the agreement on the terms of “Brexit” must be approved by British legislators, as well as get the ratification of all EU countries. “Brexit” is scheduled for March 29, 2019, after which, according to the plan, there should be a transition period, which will last until the end of 2020.