The British Parliament has rejected the Brussels negotiated Brexit Treaty on Friday again. The decision was made with 344 against 286 votes. A withdrawal without an agreement on 12 threatens the country either. April, or a long displacement of the Brexits with a participation in the European elections at the end of may. Originally the UK wanted to leave the EU this Friday.
European Council President Donald Tusk announced immediately after the vote in London on Twitter a special EU summit on the 10. April.
For Prime Minister Theresa May is the " no " of the Parliament is another major setback. Three Times the Deal was rejected. For the case of a success they had made to their early withdrawal in the prospect. But also a further displacement of the leaving the EU did not want to be responsible for actually.
Theoretically, May could try to bring her Brexit agreement through Parliament. However, the pressure on the head of government now seems unbearably high.
The deputies are already working on their own, a Plan B to Mays-Brexit Deal. On Monday the Parliament is to hold a second round of test votes on Alternatives to the agreement. In the first round, members had still not an Option some - all eight to the vote the proposals were rejected. Most of the Yes votes accounted for a second Referendum on exiting the EU and on the proposal to remain after the departure in a customs Union with the EU.
Both seems to be now no longer excluded. Also, Brussels has already indicated openness to negotiations about a closer integration of the UK and the EU. The hopes of a second referendum and a move away from Brexit are not extinguished. 2016 had spoken, a slim majority of the British people in a Referendum for the country's exit from the EU.
The Parliament could prevail even against the resistance of the government, with a softer Brexit-variant. The members would have to reserve more days in the parliamentary calendar, and your Plan via legislative force.More about
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However, a withdrawal without an agreement is still possible, London is not an extension of the Brexits more. New Brexit-the day of 12. April. A prerequisite for a further shift is that the British participate in the election to the European Parliament by the end of may. In Britain, a controversial issue. (dpa)