LONDON – British Prime Minister Theresa May told conservative legislators on Wednesday that she would resign if Parliament approved her resignation from the European Union.
"I have heard the mood of the parliamentary party very clearly" Ms May told the legislature. "I know that in the second phase of the Brexit negotiations there is a desire for a new approach and leadership, and I will not stand in the way."
The Prime Minister did not state when she would do this step down. However, the European Union has stated that it would approve an extension of the Brexit process until 22 May if its plan receives approval.
The change of strategy seemed to be paying off, with former fierce opponents of their plan, including former Boris Johnson, paying to Foreign Minister, expecting to declare that they would now vote for it.
wife. The May pledge overshadowed an already significant day when Parliament took control of Brexit and agreed to vote on a number of options.
Developments took place in the midst of a deepening crisis in British politics, when the government collapsed and the Cabinet collapsed. Paralyzed and Mrs. May seemingly postpone their strategies day by day.
The move of Parliament could turn out to be an extraordinary turning point because members are weighing alternatives that Ms. May does not submit to them. This could lead to a new consensus across the party borders. Or in the plausible case that legislators can not agree, the vote can increase the chaos.
All of this unfolds against an increasingly frustrated and cynical public that raises questions about British democracy and the political elite, and whether both can govern in the national interest. In the meantime, the world is looking at the confused British follies.
"If you compared Britain to a Sphinx, the Sphinx would be an open book by comparison," said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker European Parliament on Wednesday in Strasbourg, France. "Let's see how this book speaks next week."
In a further rejection of Ms. May the legislature on Wednesday afternoon failed an attempt by the government to stop voting and defeated the measure with 331 votes 287. House spokesman John Bercow voted for eight Brexit plans, including several that would hold Britain close to the European Union in a so-called soft Brexit. Others would see that Britain is leaving without an agreement, that a withdrawal agreement is confirmed in a referendum or that Brexit is completely repealed.
Mr. Bercow also reiterated an earlier ruling that if Mrs. Ms. May tried to get her ballot back soon, she would have to convince her that she was different from the failed version. In his statement, Bercow warned that he would not allow procedural procedures to circumvent his decision.
Legislators have twice rejected the Brexit Agreement, which Mrs May has laboriously negotiated with the European Union. Last week, European Union leaders agreed to Britain's request to postpone the withdrawal that came into force on Friday to prevent a chaotic withdrawal without a treaty.
But time is running out and in Europe this is the case With the deadlock frustrated. After the postponement, if Parliament does not accept Ms. May's agreement, the new deadline is set for 12 April.
The European Union "expects the UK to show a way forward," said Donald Tusk, president of the European Council at the Strasbourg meeting.
European leaders, however, reiterated that they are still open to a long Brexit delay – perhaps two years – if, as Mr Tusk said, "the United Kingdom wishes to rethink its Brexit strategy. "This delay must be agreed by April 12, just 16 days before approval.
Ms. May's plan could return to Parliament later this week if she receives further pledges of support, such as Mr.'s Johnson's most important asset to the plan, however, is the opinion of the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland (DUP), whose ten legislatures usually support the government, but is currently opposed to Mrs Brexit's draft bill in 19459010.
Essentially a tough Brexit, as the UK would rule out remaining in the Customs Union and the Single Market of the European Union and would put the country outside the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, but it does have "backing" to ensure, against a hard Irish border, that the Population of hard Brexit does not consider it acceptable.
On Tuesday, Ms. May won key U Assisting, as Jacob Rees-Mogg, an influential leader of the Hard, on the border stood Brexiteers, said he could support their plan if the DUP went along with them. The party vehemently opposes the support and says that this would lead to the dissolution of Great Britain and the unification of Ireland.
On Wednesday, when the D.U.P. Rees-Mogg showed only a few signs of surrender and moved on. He said he would support May's plan if the party merely abstained.
On Wednesday, the lower house chairman, conservative legislator Andrea Leadsom, said the BBC had a "real possibility" that Ms. May's plan could return to voting on Thursday.
However, a third attempt to do so would be a very large order: Ms. May would have to gain the support of around 70 legislators who have already voted against twice. If she had done that, she would most likely have overcome the uprising of parliament and ensured that Brexit would take place soon and on her terms.
On Wednesday, the focus was on extraordinary parliamentary procedures staged by a multi-party group led by a veteran Conservative legislator, Oliver Letwin.
Legislators can vote for as many of the eight options as they want. In the first case, this is unlikely to happen and it is likely that another day of debate and vote will be required on Monday.
The government has said that it will not be bound by any result of these "corrective votes". But some legislators are threatening, if necessary, to try to legislate to force the government to accept a looming consensus.