the British prime minister, Theresa May traveled on Monday to Strasbourg in France for a last-minute meeting with EUROPEAN commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and the union's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier.
It took until 23.30 before May and Juncker came out and gave a joint press conference. Both looked tired out, and the british prime minister was noticeably hoarse.
" We have now secured legally-binding amendments, the british parliament asked us to do. There has been a clear concern in parliament over a particular issue: our backup plan is going about northern Ireland. It may not be a permanent solution. And today, we have secured it, claimed Theresa May.
Even shortly after midnight, was the details of the changes, however, a tad fuzzy. According to May and Juncker include the:
* an agreement on A common tolkningsmekanism that in a legally binding way controls how the reservlösningen (”backstop”) for the border in Ireland to work.
* A common statement to be added to the political declaration on the future relationship between the Uk and the EU.
was clear that not one syllable has been changed in the agreement itself. But the separate add-ons which has now been reported to have the same legal weight as the contract itself.
Juncker said he talked with the Irish prime minister and received the green light, but the new wording should be approved by EU governments, if the british parliament votes yes on Tuesday.
– There will be no new negotiations about this not going through in the uk parliament. More than as it gets, " said Juncker.
the President of the commission stretched out a hand for future negotiations:
– If the agreement is supported by the house of commons, the EU is ready to immediately start negotiations on a future relationship. We are ready, " said Juncker, who underlined that he wishes for a continued good relations with the british:
– the Uk will leave, perhaps, our union — but not our hearts and minds.
consider the changes and vote on utträdesavtalet on the new – and it is far from certain that it provides the thumbs up. Barely two months ago was voted Mays agreements down with 432 votes against 202.
In Mays party conservative party has around a hundred members called for changes in the controversial reservplanen for the border in Ireland . Even the government of northern ireland, northern ireland, to some extent due the DUP have called for such changes.
According to Theresa May interpret her agreement to it now in the last place there is a opportunity for the british to pull out of the reservplanen.
But many of the ”brexitörerna” awaiting the politically appointed attorney general Geoffrey Cox's view on this and the other changes in the agreement. Without clear support from the Cox teaches the prime minister does not have a chance to get through the text in the parliament.
the attorney general will make their views known in good time prior to Tuesday's debate. I believe that this house may require of the attorney-general that he is very careful in his assessment, and do not take any hasty decision, " said kabinettsministern David Lidington in the house of commons on Monday night.
the Government will probably need to also attract over a considerable number of labour meps, because the more liberal Tory members expected to vote 'no'.
the stamped agreement as a ”failure” on Monday night. Earlier in the day, he kept not back when he reviewed Mays Brexit strategy.
" this is a british government in the chaos that leads a country into chaos, on the basis of this soup. This chaos can not continue for long. People's workplaces, jobs and businesses are on on the games, while this government fail time and time again and just delay everything, " said Corbyn.
Also the tone from the critics in the Mays own party have been tightened up in the last few days. The prime minister managed to fend off a vote of no confidence as late as december, but if she would fail to get through the contract this time, can avgångskraven come again.
This applies in particular if the result will be a deferred Brexit – or if she is targeting to open the invitations to the Labour, to get to a ”softer” agreements with the greater chance to pass through parliament.