Theresa May To Ask British Lawmakers To Vote On Second Brexit Referendum
- Author: Leroy Wright May 22, 2019,
May 22, 2019, 0:46
PM May intends to put her European Union withdrawal agreement to a fourth and final vote in parliament on June 03, although this last roll of the dice is still widely expected to result in another rejection by MPs.
On Saturday, the 18th of May 2019, the Labor Party's Brexit spokesman, Keir Starmer said that the UK government's Brexit withdrawal bill should include another public vote before presenting it again to lawmakers next month, while UK PM May had dismissed the possibilities of another public vote.
The bill also contains new guarantees on workers' rights, environmental protections and the Northern Irish border as well a customs "compromise".
Mrs May said she will protect jobs by seeking as close to frictionless trade in goods with the European Union as possible while outside the single market and ending freedom of movement.
Among the promises if they pass her withdrawal agreement, the chance for MPs to vote on whether to hold another referendum.
If the bill is rejected May warned that the United Kingdom would be leaving the union without a deal.
Labour has feared any compromises on issues such as workers' rights would be torn up by May's successor.
Grilling: Theresa May faced tough questions from MPs in her own party during Prime Minister's Questions yesterday.
Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay said the alternatives to the deal were not leaving the European Union, which he labelled a "huge betrayal" to the democratic system or a no-deal Brexit. "I've tried everything I possibly can to get this through, ' she said".
And with May set to announce within weeks that she plans to step down, Corbyn said divisions within the ruling Conservative Party meant "it's a government that is negotiating with no authority and no ability, that I can see, to actually deliver anything".
Regardless of how the vote goes, she will then meet the chairman of the Tory backbench 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady, to agree a timetable to elect her successor as party leader, paving the way for her departure from No 10.
The BIA says that when it comes to no-deal, the position of the government is that 31 October is the only date on which this can occur, and has asked the biopharma industry to keep all measures such as stockpiling in place "but on hold until further guidance is available".
Writing in The Sunday Times, Mrs May said: "I still believe there is a majority in Parliament to be won for leaving with a deal".
The SNP is benefiting from its firm support for Remain - though even the Nationalists have a pro-Leave element, including former deputy leader Jim Sillars who says he won't be voting SNP this time.
"Boris wrote in his column repeatedly that Mrs May's new treaty was vassalage - that we'd become a slave state - and I rather agreed with that analysis, even if his language was more colourful than perhaps what I would use".