Brexit: UK legislates to avert chaotic exit by one vote

Ann Santiago
April 8, 2019

The DUP in a statement said May's "lamentable handling" of the negotiations with the European Union had been a complete failure and it "to be seen if sub-contracting out the future of Brexit to Jeremy Corbyn, someone whom the Conservatives have demonised for four years, will end happily". "The government stands ready to abide by the decision of the House, ' she said on Tuesday evening following a lengthy cabinet meeting that spanned seven hours".

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said Ireland would support a delay but Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said there was now no reason to agree an extension.

She is going to have talks with Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to see if, between them, they can work together and come up with a plan for what to do next.

British Prime Minister Theresa May was unable to broker a deal that brings together her party and the staunchly pro-Brexit Democratic Unionist Party from Northern Ireland which has forced her to reach out to the opposition Labour Party, with the distinct possibility of diluting her red lines and opting for a softer Brexit. Labour wants the U.K.to remain in the EU's customs union - a trading area that sets common tariffs on goods coming into the bloc while allowing free trade in goods moving between member states.

Corbyn has in the past said the United Kingdom ought to stay in a permanent customs union with the EU and to have the same relations with the single market as those it has now.

Corbyn said he welcomed May's "willingness to compromise to resolve the Brexit deadlock", the BBC reported.

If the talks with Corbyn fail, May has said her government will put forward a range of options for parliament to vote on.


"It's well known that this is one of the issues that's been debated", he said.

Mrs May said there is a responsibility across the parliament to "deliver Brexit in an orderly way".

Labour is formally committed to enacting the voters' decision to leave the European Union, but numerous party's lawmakers want a new referendum that could keep Britain in the bloc.

Mr Adams, who was made a whip in January 2018 and promoted to the Wales Office in November, said he continued to believe that no deal was better than a bad deal.

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced what she intends to do next with Brexit.

Throughout the day political commentators had been speculating on what was being discussed by May and her team of government ministers. The bloc says it will only do that if Britain comes up with a new Brexit plan. At a summit last month, they said that, to secure a delay to Brexit beyond April 12, May must either get the Withdrawal Agreement passed by March 29 or present a new plan. Labour broadly accepts the legally binding divorce deal, the Withdrawal Agreement, but has nevertheless helped parliament to reject it three times.

The premier said Tuesday she would seek another "short" Brexit extension at an European Union leaders' summit in Brussels on April 10.

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