Theresa May wins legally-binding changes to Irish backstop at eleventh hour
Theresa May wins legally-binding changes to Irish backstop at eleventh hour
No Majority in British Parliament for Second Brexit Referendum: Reuters Analysis
14 March, 2019, 11:26
European Council President Donald Tusk said the EU has done all it can to reach an agreement - while the EU's Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said "no-deal" preparations are now more important than ever.
The backstop is an insurance policy aimed at avoiding controls on the sensitive border between the British province of Northern Ireland and European Union member Ireland, though some British lawmakers worry it could trap the United Kingdom in the EU's orbit indefinitely.
Brexit could be reversed if lawmakers reject the government's exit deal, British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday after two major eurosceptic factions in parliament warned that Prime Minister Theresa May was facing a heavy defeat.
"There was a clear concern in [British] parliament over one issue in particular: the Northern Ireland backstop", May said at a joint news conference with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker following a meeting in the French city of Strasbourg.
Wilson said the legal assurances secured by May "fall short" of her promises, but he did not indicate whether the party would, again, vote against the Withdrawal Agreement in the House of Commons.
At Westminster, speculation has centred on the prospect of the Prime Minister watering down her commitment to hold a vote on her Brexit deal following the failure of talks to provide suitable concessions over the Northern Ireland backstop.
The mechanism, known as the backstop, is a safeguard that would keep the United Kingdom in a customs union with the EU until a permanent new trading relationship is in place.
On Tuesday, March 12, MPs will finally have another chance to vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal.
"We were prepared to be pragmatic towards it, but now, it seems the only paths are to see a catastrophic no deal outcome, the government working across the House of Commons to find a softer version of Brexit, or reconsidering Brexit in its entirety".
May has secured "legally binding changes" which improve the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration, Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington, who May's de facto deputy, told the British parliament.
If Parliament decides it does not want to leave without a plan then another vote will be held on Thursday to decide if the March 29 deadline for withdrawing from the European Union should be pushed back. "They've got to recognize her deal isn't going to work, it doesn't get support, and will not get through parliament".
One EU diplomat said May was preparing the ground for "a blame game" if she loses the vote on Tuesday.
"If you want to stop Brexit you only need to do three things - kill this deal, get an extension and then have a second referendum". "However, the matter of law affecting withdrawal can only inform what is essentially a political decision that each of us must make".
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They also agreed that those who support or abet terrorism in any form should be held accountable", the statement said. The tweet came while India's Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale began his Washington visit for talks with USA officials.
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