London, United Kingdom – UK MPs will vote on part of controversial Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday with the Brexit agreement with the European Union.
Under conditions set by Following a summit meeting last week, Britain was granted an extension until May 22, when Parliament passes the resignation agreement – one of two separate documents containing the prime minister's deal Notice – Until March 29, the date on which UK was originally scheduled to leave the block or Brexit.
In a move that caused a stir in the House of Commons, the government announced on Thursday that MPs should be asked to approve the 585-page long resignation contract only, by negotiators from the United Kingdom and the EU was agreed last year.
In addition to the resignation agreement, which contains the leaving conditions, the Brexit deal also includes a 26-page Political Declaration (1
However, MEPs on Friday are not invited to vote on the political statement.
Why do they have a meaningless vote?
According to section 13 of the EU Rescission Act, the government can not ratify an agreement until the parliament has approved it. This process became known as a "meaningful vote" in which the House of Commons must approve both the resignation agreement and the framework for future relations.
However, John Bercow, the Speaker of Parliament, has demanded that MPs order to vote twice on the same motion. The same motion would violate parliamentary procedures.
The May unification has already been rejected twice with meaningful votes.
Andrea Leadsom, chairwoman of the House of Commons, told MEPs on Thursday the MPs intention to divide the government's business goals into compliance with the EU deadline for an extension of the UK until May 22 immediately before the elections European Parliament.
Should the United Kingdom go beyond that date, representatives in the European Parliament would have to be elected, something the government wants to avoid.
"What you can do is the law on the resignation agreement needed to transpose the treaty into national law to amend the resignation law to say that you no longer have to agree The political statement states: "Maddy Thimont Jack, a researcher at the London Institute for Government," said
"But you need a majority in the House of Commons."
If the deal is not passed, the EU would want Britain by April 12 As a no-deal-Brexit remains the default option under Article 50, the part of the EU Treaty allowing Member States to leave the bloc could still be the UK that day
Will May Resign?
On Wednesday, May told members of her own Conservative Party that she would be prepared to resign if the MPs dismissed her Deal helped to eventually win the support of Eurosceptic rebels who prefer a no-deal Brexit.
"I know that in the second phase of the Brexit negotiations there is a desire for a new approach – and a new leadership – and I will not be there," said May to her party members.
The Prime Minister did not specify what she would do if the Dea I should be defeated a third time.
Crucially, her statement does not seem to have gained the support she needs for her deal.
Will the deal probably be done tomorrow?
It is very unlikely. 19659008] The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), May's ally in Northern Ireland, holds many tickets for approval of the deal.
With ten members in the lower house, the DUP is the only Westminster party represented in Northern Ireland.
The party has objected to the cancellation agreement's backstop protocol, an insurance mechanism aimed at maintaining an open border on the Irish island for fear that this would lead to a dissolution of the UK, as in Northern Ireland's case is different than the rest of the country treated.
Hardline Brexiteer MPs rejected the resignation agreement, but following May's resignation bid, some influential Brexiteers said they would support the prime minister's deal.
Jacob Rees-Mogg, chairman of The European Research Group (ERG) and Boris Johnson, both said they would support the deal.
The main opposition Labor Party, which is committed to a closer future relationship with the EU than the one negotiated by May, also seems unlikely to support the resignation agreement on Friday.
Keir Starmer, Labor MP and shadow secretary of Brexit said his party would not support "this prime minister's last desperate attempt".
"Until now." said the resignation agreement and the political statement would bleed us blind blindfold brexits, "Starmer said in a speech at a British Chamber of Commerce conference on Thursday.
What happens next?
If the resignation agreement not happening On Friday, the UK will have to apply for a longer extension of the EU to avoid a no-deal Brexit on 12 April, which could be granted on the condition that it attend the upcoming European Parliament elections. 19659008] On Monday, Parliament will hold another series of so-called "indicative votes" to find out if there is a majority for alternative Brexit options.
The first round of voting on Wednesday ended with all eight options one vote being rejected. The first two were a customs union with the EU, which received and received 264 votes and 272 votes held a second referendum that lost 268 against 295.
The non-binding votes should never be decisive. but the beginning of a process for the parliament to find a way out of the impasse.