Published: Mon, April 01, 2019
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

British Parliament Rejects May’s EU Withdrawal Plan a Third Time

British Parliament Rejects May’s EU Withdrawal Plan a Third Time

More than 100 Tory MPs have also signed a letter calling on May to rule out a long extension to Britain's European Union membership, even if that means backing a no-deal Brexit.

The EU's Donald Tusk says he will call a European Council meeting for April 10 following May's defeat in the British Parliament on Friday.

Although European leaders agreed to the plan, Mrs May has yet to get the deal approved by Parliament. These preparations are directed squarely against the working class.

However, speculation is also growing that the only way out of the impasse is a snap election.

Speaking to MPs after her deal fell, May declared, "I fear we are reaching the limits of this process in this House". It has rejected no Brexit.

UK PM Theresa May had staged the third Brexit vote as the final opportunity to ensure Britain's divorce with European Union, however, in a special sitting of the UK House of Commons, UK lawmakers voted 344-286 against the Theresa May's obsessive withdrawal agreement.

A jogger gives the middle finger to a pro-Brexit demonstrator outside the Houses of Parliament in London on March 29, 2019.

One "hard Brexiteer" who supported May in Friday's vote said, "I had to swallow everything I believe in and vote".

The prime minister is considering her next move after her withdrawal plan was defeated by MPs for a third time.

"It is absolutely disgusting what is happening", he said."Be warned - this is just the beginning of a mass uprising if we get betrayed by the politicians". The date was postponed to allow Mrs May more time to find a Brexit solution. "Because if we don't, God help us".

The 650-seat lower house of parliament has voted overwhelmingly against a no-deal Brexit but its view is non-binding.

But he acknowledged that his party "does not have the votes to get its manifesto position through the House of Commons at the moment".

None of the eight proposed Brexit options secured a majority in the last round of "indicative votes" on 27 March, but the options which received the most votes were a customs union with the EU or a referendum on any deal.

Voters are divided, many of them anxious and angry, and May blames MPs - but they in turn accuse her of refusing to countenance any alternative to her unpopular deal.

Parliament voted on the legally binding, 585-page withdrawal agreement that May struck with the European Union late past year, setting out the terms of Britain's departure - but not on a shorter declaration on future ties that was also part of the accord between the two sides.

During Friday's debate on the agreement, Ms.

Labour deputy leader Tom Watson and former Conservative cabinet minister Nicky Morgan have both called for a cross-party "government of national unity" to deliver Brexit, though there's little sign of other senior leaders taking this seriously.

Michel Barnier, the EU's Brexit negotiator, said that the EU would agree to put a permanent customs union in the political declaration, the text drafting the United Kingdom and EU's future relationship, should the United Kingdom choose to ask for one.

Such an outcome "is backed in large part by major organisations in industry and business and by trade unions", he stressed.

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