13 Mar Brexit: Britain
The Home of Commons voted towards the deal by 312 votes to 308.
British MPs will now vote on Thursday on whether or not to ask for delaying Britain’s departure past March 29 by extending Article 50 – the authorized mechanism that takes the UK out of the 28-member financial bloc.
This must be ratified by the EU and the size of extension will change into the following give attention to either side.
Nonetheless, how the EU will react to an extension request stays unclear at this stage, provided that it’s making ready for its personal EU elections in direction of the top of Could.
Brussels has already made it clear that it’ll not renegotiate the deal thrashed out with the UK over two years of extended talks.
Until agreed in any other case, Britain leaving the EU by March 29 stays the default Brexit possibility by legislation.
“At present we’re within the palms of the British political system. They need to inform us the place they wish to go from now. The answer should come from London,” European Fee Vice President Frans Timmermans instructed the European Parliament earlier within the day.
Her Brexit divorce invoice was defeated by 149 votes regardless of a ultimate push by her to attempt to persuade hard-Brexiteers that the concessions she had received to the controversial Irish backstop clause wouldn’t see the UK tied to the EU guidelines indefinitely.
The March-end deadline kicked in when the UK triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty following a referendum in favour of Brexit by practically 52 per cent to 48 per cent in June 2016.