they had "negotiated hard" and "tirelessly" worked to provide a Brexit on the legs, "for the whole of the United Kingdom works": the British Prime Minister Theresa May had advertised recently in a guest article in the Sunday Times. Now you Brexit has failed to Deal with a crash, a few weeks ago, from Brussels with home. The Brexit Treaty and would clearly fall in Westminster, also had not expected the aficionados of the British Parliament. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn turned immediately to the question of Confidence, to overthrow his adversary. In accordance with the voting result of this was legitimate, but in the thing, in principle. The United Kingdom needs a solution – with or without Theresa May.
In the latest vote of four camp became visible: first those who voted for the exit agreement. Second, those who do not reject the exit agreement because it leads the United Kingdom is far enough from the EU. And third, the members who voted against the withdrawal agreement because it leads the United Kingdom to the EU. Finally, there is a fourth group, which drives from different motives the fall of Theresa May.
but How should it go further, if a hard Brexit should be avoided?
It must be clear to all that the Ball is still in London. In the United Kingdom, a way out of this political crisis must be sought. After yesterday's vote a tough Brexit (No-Deal) 29. March is more likely. But also the likelihood of a second Referendum has increased, although one should not assume more. Conceivable – but extremely unlikely - Alternative of new elections or a proposal of the lower house for a customs Union.
All proposals would have to be signed by a broad majority in the British house of Commons, in order to be seriously pursued. If such a solution would be found, should not refuse the European Council is an extension of the deadline for the negotiations. On the contrary, It should signal that it is extended for new constructive solutions, like the period of time.
That the Commission should make a proposal to be made in the British house of Commons for a vote, as now demanded by some, is a little misleading. Such interference of the European Commission in the British domestic policy would not work and is rejected even by Pro-European British members of Parliament. The same also applies to a supply decision of the European Council on the extension of the deadline. Such would be understood as unacceptable interference from Europe and the appropriate reflexes to trigger. In this sensitive Situation, the liberation must come from London. In this case, we should be as EU27 constructive ready.
must be Clear but also and from the European side are not illustrated on the current political basis of the extension of the deadline is out of the question. Such would delay the Problem only further. After yesterday's vote, is clear that the Prime Minister May will get for their Deal not a majority of the house of Commons.
as a result, the prospects for Theresa May and the UK are as hazy as the London's January weather. What Lessons can we draw from the European continent? To me, the following aspects in the current situation seem to be particularly elemental.
firstly, Among the remaining member States of the EU, the maximum compatibility and ability to Compromise must be reached. The new situation and the threat of hard Brexit must mean that we now all work together, and substantive consensus. This is the prerequisite for ensuring that the EU remains a model of success and a strong negotiating partner for the United Kingdom. The more stable of continental Europe shows, the lower the psychological consequences of any kind of Brexits will be.
Secondly, the EU concluded the negotiations must occur, so agile, you must remain also - to your own best interests to enforce. In spite of the disastrous outcome of the Vote I think it is right to keep the willingness to negotiate upright, had hinted the EU, Theresa may's recent defeat very cautious. This is the only way to achieve an at least acceptable result. Because above all, the task is to prevent the worst - hovers for me, the "No Deal". If we are able to negotiate eye-to-eye sent, we could prevent the political division of the United Kingdom and the country in front of a ice age, with the EU store.
It is now time, even the last-room for Negotiating out of it. To be a convinced European does not mean, in these times, to conclude with pithy sayings doors behind, but to open new.More about
After the Brexit vote, The British themselves should have the wordChristian Tretbar
Metin Hakverdi is a member of the German Bundestag, Brexit-Rapporteur of the SPD parliamentary group and Deputy speaker on European Affairs of the SPD group in the Bundestag.