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And what is now, Britain?

And what is now, Britain?

January 15, 2019 at 23:00

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Dominique Minten

The Brexit deal of Theresa May is massively voted out of office. Wednesday night following a vote of confidence in the British prime minister probably will survive.

Theresa May has, as expected, the vote in the house of Commons is lost. Fewer than 432 members of parliament have against the Brexit-deal voted that they last year with the 27 EU leaders has concluded. Just …

Theresa May has, as expected, the vote in the house of Commons is lost. Fewer than 432 members of parliament have against the Brexit-deal voted that they last year with the 27 EU leaders has concluded. Only 202 voted for. The defeat is larger than expected.

The slotpleidooi of the British prime minister had no impact. May had the house of Commons once again on his responsibility pointed out. “You have ever massively agreed with the referendum. It is our duty to the democratic will of the people to carry.’ They also repeated that a vote against the door would be open to uncertainty. ‘A vote against is a vote prior uncertainty. And that is not up to the voters to explain.’

The question is what now must happen. May responded stoically. “This vote says nothing about what the house of Commons or wants. The citizens have a right to clarity and who must as quickly as possible.” But they showed also prepared a vote of confidence in surgery. That can already occur today, as Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn took the glove immediately. He should the motion, and tonight, at 20 hours, is voted on.

It is not at all certain that Labour who vote will win. The Northern Irish DUP and the hard brexiteers in her party said May all aid and even the remainers in the Conservative Party want new elections to avoid. They want a socialist Jeremy Corbyn not to power.

Credit will be forfeited

And how should it continue with the Brexit? That’s more coffee grounds look. In principle, the United Kingdom on 29 march leave the EU without agreement. That is the ultimate nachtmerriescenario that, except for a few hard brexiteers, no one wants. It means that all persons and goods between the UK and the EU travel should be checked. The cost is enormous. The UK falls back on higher WTO-tariffs. Also the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland is hard. That goes against the Good Vrijdagakkoord and bring the peace in danger.

Why does everyone assume that there will be a stopgap. More than likely, the Brexit-clock is temporarily stopped, so that the UK after 29 march yet remain a member of the EU. Several European leaders have already indicated that they don’t object. But it is not a solution on the merits. Europe expects the British people with an alternative. “The ball is more than ever in the camp of the British,” said prime minister Charles Michel (MR).

Until now, the European negotiators no sign of life from London. May today, in any case, not to Brussels. No later than next Monday, she must have her parliament a plan B to present. But that is not there. Even during a meeting of the government, yesterday morning, was not spoken about. In addition, no one believes that May be the best person to get an alternative to work out and get approved. She has all her credit will be forfeited.

In the United Kingdom hope more and more people that this defeat paved the way for a second referendum that should lead to a revision of the Brexit. But he who can and dare to such a second referendum to organize it? Although 85 per cent of the Labour members sure won, Corbyn still do not know. He cried last night on the deal in May of table and pleaded for a permanent customs union. But the spokesman of the party took the door still left ajar. ‘If there is no new elections are coming, all the options are open, including a second referendum.’

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