After nearly two months of heated debate, it was on the Tuesday evening to-end time for the british parliament to have a say in it skilsmässoavtal that the united kingdom government is under a lot of gnashing of teeth negotiated with the EU.
one by One, presented the members their votes, and when the result finally was announced went a skälvning through the whole country: ... voted yes, and ... no.
Theresa May has staked much of his prestige on getting that 585 pages of the thick tome through parliament. On Monday night, she asked the members to think about what will be read in history books about them and about Brexit. And only a mere hour before the vote, expressed her one last appeal:
– this decision will determine our children's and grandchildren's future. We will have to live with the consequences for many years.
particularly hard to mobilize the Tory members who had objections to the agreement. Especially those who, like the former foreign minister, Boris Johnson, argued that the stopgap measure ("backstop") in the agreement, which shall avoid the new controls along the sensitive northern border, in fact, is a "trap" that the EU set.
Environment minister Michael Gove – one of the few of the original "brexitörerna" who stayed in the government – tried on Tuesday to mobilise support from their party colleagues using an expression taken from the tv-series "Game of Thrones".
– With Jon Snow's words: I believe that if we do not vote for Brexit-the agreement tonight, "a winter in the offing". To not vote for this agreement would damage our democracy, for what we are saying is that in practice we will not carry out Brexit, " said Gove.
the Government's samarbetsparti, the northern irish unionist DUP, stood, however, cold to this appeal.
"This evening will be historic, but for totally the wrong reasons. We oppose the toxic our backup plan is going and vote no to utträdesavtalet. It is high time that we get a reasonable agreement that implements our EU-exit and support all parts of the United kingdom", wrote the DUP's leader, Arlene Foster.
Jeremy Corbyn at the same time have raised the pitch against Theresa May and threatened to demand a vote of no confidence.
When this text was written it was still unclear if Corbyn would go ahead with the threat. The DUP, however, has said that its ten members would not support such a vote of no confidence, which means that the Labour for to be able to trap the government would need the support not only of the rest of the opposition, but also by a number of rebellious Tory members.
Outside the parliament assembled on Tuesday, hundreds of activists, with placards for and against Brexit. However, it was striking how many of them could agree that the best thing for the country would be if the contract was stopped.
" I'm here because I believe in democracy. We need to make us free from the EU, but we will not get it by this agreement. It still keeps us far too close to the union, said Alwyn Waine, who traveled to London from the small town of Nuneaton in central England.
Now she was here, and rang a bell which hung from a carriage that was adorned with the text "Freedom and democracy".
" I think it would be best if we leave the EU is now march 29. It doesn't matter if the trade with the EU is conducted after the WTO (world trade organization rules. The uk will do well, you shall see, said Alwyn Waine.
was the 50-year-old Katy Brookes wrapped in an EU flag. She comes from Loughborough, also in the middle of England – but she kept our fingers crossed for a ' no ' for completely other reasons than Alwyn Waine.
" I hope this can shake up the house and make it possible to get to a second referendum on the Brexit.
Then she added:
– a Little worried about is I, after all. For I do not think that we can get a better deal than this, if we are now to leave the EUROPEAN union. And to leave the EU without agreement, it would be a disaster.