Tuesday night, the British house of Commons on seven amendments to the echtscheidingsakkoord that the British prime minister Theresa May last week to the house of Commons has submitted. The amendment to the Brexit nine months, was voted out of office. The house of Commons, took his place behind a proposal to the prime minister to Brussels to send to the safety net for the Irish border to renegotiate.
The amendment of the Conservative backbencher Graham Brady took the with 317 votes, 301 members of parliament voted against it. The Brady amendment, in fact, that parliament is behind the deal that Theresa May earlier with the European negotiators reached can gather, on the condition that the backstop – a safety net that border controls between Ireland and Northern Ireland must avoid – is replaced by ‘alternative arrangements’. How the alternatives look like then, is not clear.
Theresa May is satisfied that a majority in the British parliament granted a mandate has been given to Brussels for a reopening of the echtscheidingsakkoord with the European Union to plead. May acknowledged that renegotiation with the EU is ‘not easy’, but unlike two weeks ago, parliament has, however, made it clear “what it needs to be an agreement to approve’. Intent is to have the prime minister back to Brussels to send a clear mandate, in the hope that Michel Barnier, Jean-Claude Juncker and co will be hooked. The premier said she wants to ensure that the UK has the EU not to leave without permission.
European Union rejects new negotiations
The probability of the union this proposal to the backstop to renegotiate accept it, is small. The EU would be treason to commit to the pro-European Irish and that she can’t afford.
‘The terugtrekkingsakkoord is and remains the best and only way to an ordered departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union. The backstop is part of the terugtrekkingsakkoord, and the terugtrekkingsakkoord is not open for renegotiation’, so said European president Donald Tusk after the vote in a statement.
The French president, Emmanuel Macron had on Tuesday made it clear that the echtscheidingsakkoord between the European Union and the United Kingdom “the best possible agreement” and the text “not renegotiated’.
Tusk said that the Europeans are willing to the level of ambition of the political declaration about the future relationship-screws if the British intentions for the future partnership would evolve. In a communication that is leaked on social media pointing Tusk the British that Europe is prepared a request for extension of the Brexit on 29 march to consider.
The house of Commons the amendment of Cooper rejected. The amendment meant that if the prime minister on 26 February, still no deal with Brussels, where the house of Commons also, the EU should ask for the Brexit nine months. Yvette Cooper wanted a no deal-Brexit avoid. The British pound got a opdoffer when the amendment was rejected.
No no deal-Brexit
The British parliament has rejected a ‘no deal’scenario. The house of Commons supported Tuesday night with 318 against 310 votes an amendment from conservative mp Caroline Spelman that a departure from the European Union ‘without terugtrekkingsakkoord and framework for the future relationship’ rejects.
The approval of the amendment is seen as a defeat for May. The amendment has only symbolic value. It is not binding on the government and Spelman is also the question of how such a chaotic departure without permission should be avoided.
The British house of Commons has the first amendment on the Brexitdeal of Theresa May rejected. It went to a text of the Labour leader Jeremy Coryn, in which he advocates a customs union with the European Union and also the option of a second Brexit referendum on the table. The amendment received the approval of 296 members of parliament, but 327 others (the whole Conservative party and the Northern Irish DUP) voted against it.