British lawmakers voted on eight different possible Brexit options, but none received enough votes. May is adamant to see Brexit through. (March 28)
LONDON – British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday will attempt to get a trimmed version of her European Union divorce deal through Parliament.
Lawmakers have already rejected May’s EU exit deal twice before and earlier this week she promised to quit as Britain’s leader if the deal is approved.
Friday’s vote will be on the withdrawal agreement that sets out the terms of Britain’s departure from the bloc, known as Brexit – but not a shorter declaration on future ties.
If the vote passes, it will allow Britain to leave the EU on May 22 and ward off a disorderly exit that could substantially damage Britain’s economy. If it is rejected, Britain has until April 12 to announce a new plan, or leave the bloc without a deal.
Almost three years after Britain voted to leave the EU, Brexit has brought the country’s political system to a standstill and May’s agreement still faces substantial opposition.
Asked Thursday about May’s offer to resign if her Brexit deal is passed, President Donald Trump said he wished “the Brexit movement” well.
Of May, Trump said: “She’s strong, she’s tough and she’s in there fighting.”
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