Skip to comments.Theresa May’s Brexit deal suffers second defeat in UK Parliament
Posted on 03/12/2019 12:37:12 PM PDT by tcrlaf
The U.K.s Brexit deal with the EU has been rejected by U.K. lawmakers in another landmark defeat for British Prime Minister Theresa May.
Mays Brexit deal was defeated for the first time back in January but she had hoped last-ditch tweaks to the deal, specifically on the contentious Irish border issue, would help persuade Members of Parliament (MPs) to change their minds.
Her deal was rejected by 149 votes after 242 MPs voted for the deal and 392 MPs voted against the deal. Sterling pared earlier losses against the dollar after the decision to trade 0.2 percent lower at $1.3124.
The deals chances were dealt a blow earlier on Tuesday when the governments chief legal advisor said that the risks to the U.K. from the Irish backstop remained unchanged despite recent legal assurances from Brussels although he did say the risks had been reduced by the tweaks.
The Irish backstop is a mechanism to avoid restoration of the hard border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland that was erased with the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement between London and Dublin. Some U.K. politicians dont like the fact that the backstop, although intended as a last-resort, would mean the U.K. remaining within a EU customs union for an indefinite amount of time and unable to leave unilaterally, effectively meaning it might be tied to the EU for an unspecified duration.
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They are basicly saying screw you, we are going to make this as painful as possible, to the Brits
That should also finish May.
Unless the UK retracts Brexit by or before March 29, its headed for a hard Brexit.
The EU has no incentive to make last minute concessions.
Britain can either stay in or leave.
Delay tactics. Same as the Rats with our border issue.
a hard brexit will not be too difficult to overcome with the help of the US. the eu will see a lot of states leaving soon.
ExitPOLE next i believe.
The Brits will be better off on their own. Screw the EU.
Worst PM, ever. Totally incompetent.
Imagine the UK five years from Brexit, a thriving, growing place of economic freedom, next to the micro-managed, banker controlled EU in decline.
The EUSSR is like the Cosa Nostra. Once you sign up, you can never leave.
Theresa May is the Neville Chamberlain of her time.
Leave means leave.
Her deal would have made the U.K. a colony of the EU.
Off with her political head.
Doesn't the EU have a say in the "stay" option?
“That should also finish May.”
It should but it won’t. That’s because the deals keep failing and May keeps staying because there’s a bunch of the Remainers in Parliament who believe that they can void the Brexit if they kill every deal to enable the Brexit.
The UK would have had all the obligations of EU membership without the benefits of EU membership.
No wonder Parliament rejected the deal.
If they go there will be trouble, and if they stay it will be double.
I do not understand why Mrs. May does not resign, or, more exactly, why she does not HAVE TO resign.
I understand the British Constitution is unwritten, but if the House will not (twice) accept her work on this most important issue, they surely lack confidence in her and her government.
Girly-boy Shepard Smith on FNC whipping up hysteria about a hard Brexit. Leftist tool.
My prediction: May gets canned, new government formed, new referendum, they end up staying.
Then their was Neville Obama Chamberlain ...
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