The British Parliament on Monday, November 26, called the date of voting on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU (“Brexit”). The House of Commons will hold a vote on 11 December. It will be preceded by a five-day debate.
During the coming weeks, the Parliament will “study the agreement in detail”, as well as “listen to the voters and make a decision in our national interests,” said British Prime Minister Theresa May.
On November 25, the heads of state and government of 27 EU countries at an extraordinary summit in Brussels supported the 585-page Treaty on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, which was agreed on November 13. In addition, a political Declaration regulating relations between the EU and London after “Brexit” was signed at the meeting. Observers note that many British MPs are set to vote against the agreement.
The UK plans to withdraw from the EU on 29 March 2019.