He also rejected the idea of a second referendum on leaving the EU.
The British Parliament voted for the adoption of the plan of Prime Minister Theresa May, according to which the country’s exit from the European Union is postponed until June 30, if the deputies approve the EU deal until March 20. If by this time the transaction is not approved, then Brexit will be postponed to a later date. 412 deputies voted for such scenario, against — 202. According to The Guardian, the British Prime Minister now needs to turn to the EU with a request to agree a postponement and, most likely, the Union will perform this request.
Before the vote on the proposed May’s plan, the deputies refused to adopt four amendments to it. In particular, they refused to hold a second referendum on “Brexit” and to transfer control over the process of leaving the EU.
On the eve of the vote, Prime Minister Theresa May used the prospect of a long transfer of “Brexit” to call on Parliament for the third time to support her proposed option of leaving the EU. After the day before, on March 13, the deputies decided that the country should not leave the bloc without a Treaty, the Prime Minister put an ultimatum: either they will vote next week for the previously rejected agreement with Brussels, or “Brexit” can be postponed for many months and then the UK will have to participate in the elections to the European Parliament on May. May hopes that this time the deputies will be forced to support her deal.
The third vote on its version of the agreement may is going to be held just a few days before the trip to the EU summit on March 21, where the leaders of the Union will have to agree to a postponement. According to her, there she will ask to postpone the release date to June 30, but only if the Parliament approves her deal. Otherwise, she would be forced to ask for a “much longer delay”.