British Prime Minister Theresa May said that her main goal after receiving the support of the majority of conservative deputies is to ensure the United Kingdom’s exit from the EU.
“Here’s our updated mission: to ensure the implementation of the “Brexit”, for which the people voted, to rally the country again and build a country that really works for the benefit of everyone,” may said on Wednesday following the voting of deputies from the ruling Conservative party on the vote of confidence in her.
“Here’s our updated mission: to ensure the implementation of the “Brexit”, for which the people voted, to rally the country again and build a country that really works for the benefit of everyone,” May said on Wednesday following the voting of deputies from the ruling Conservative party on the vote of confidence in her.
May assured that main goal will be to find a solution to the problem concerning the status of Northern Ireland after “Brexit”. “I heard that the House of Commons said about the Northern Irish “backstop” (support mode of stay in the region as part of the customs union of the EU and the European single market after the onset of the transition period “Brexit” — Free News), and I will go to the EU summit tomorrow and will seek legal and political guarantees that will remove the concerns of members of Parliament on this issue”, — assured May.
During Wednesday’s vote 200 deputies from the Conservative party voted in support of May, against 117. To remain at the head of the ruling party, may needed a simple majority — the support of half of the voters plus one vote, but the advantage in her favor was 83 votes.
The British Prime Minister thanked those who supported her, and promised to listen to those who spoke against. “It was a long and difficult day, but by the end of it I was happy to get the support of my colleagues during today’s vote. I am grateful for their support. A significant number of my colleagues voted against me, and I will listen to what they said”.
Reaction to the vote
The leader of the opposition Labour party Jeremy Corbyn believes that the voting results demonstrate the level of chaos that has engulfed the ruling party. “Today (Wednesday. — Free News) voting has not changed the life of our people. The Prime Minister has lost her majority in Parliament, her government is in a state of chaos, and she is not able to conclude a deal on “Brexit”, which would work for the benefit of the country,” — said in a statement issued by him.
Corbin urged May to transfer “next week his bleak agreement on the “Brexit” in the House of Commons to Parliament regained control ” over the process of withdrawal from the EU. He also said that the Labour party was ready to take the reins of the country into its own hands and implement a “Brexit” that would maintain an adequate standard of living and jobs.
One of the leaders of the group of eurosceptics in the parliamentary faction of conservatives Jacob Rees-Mogg called the result of the vote terrible for May. “She must urgently go to see the Queen and resign,” he said.
Criticized the results of the vote and the first Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon. “She [May] may be clung to the leadership of the Conservative party, but the power that she had turned out to be fatally undermined”, — quotes the policy of the Scottish broadcasting Corporation BBC.
At the same time, a former member of the Cabinet of Ministers of Tory Nicky Morgan, who promotes the idea of preserving the UK’s membership in the European Union, said that during the vote, “common sense prevailed.”
According to the Charter of the Conservative party, now May is protected from repeating of such procedure for a year.