© Reuters. TENSIONS, CALCULATIONS AND warning ON The EDGE Of A NEW VITAL WEEK ON THE BREXIT
LONDON (Reuters) – at the start of a new week of all the dangers for the process of the Brexit launched by the referendum of June 2016, the british government attempts to rally enough elected to the House of commons finally to come to the ratification of the withdrawal agreement negotiated with the Europeans.
Theresa May, in accordance with the series of votes last week in the Commons, has announced that she would give until Wednesday at the latest attempt to approve this agreement by the Westminster Parliament, before the european Council of 21 and 22 march. The vote could take place Tuesday, but the conditional is necessary.
Twice already, the House of commons has rejected the withdrawal agreement the United Kingdom of the EU (by 432 votes to 202 on 15 January, then by 391 votes against 242 last Tuesday). May need to convince 75 parliamentarians to reverse the situation.
If the Municipalities adopt the withdrawal Agreement, May ask its european partners for a postponement of short duration, of the order of three months, until 30 June at the latest, the date of exit from the EU. If they reject it, it will ask for a postponement of long-term, without limitation.
Major developments of the day:
11.50 am: HAMMOND: PARLIAMENTARIANS HAVE CHANGED, BUT THE ACCOUNT IS NOT THERE YET
Philip Hammond, the minister of Finance, says: there will be no new vote on the withdrawal agreement if the government does not have the feeling that he can take it away. He adds that a “significant number” of parliamentarians have changed his mind on this agreement, but there is still not.
The chancellor of the Exchequer is also suggested that it would be possible to embark on the path of a “softer Brexit”, a divorce, a less drastic one that would maintain a closer relationship between the United Kingdom and the european Union.
This is the last chance to reach an agreement and avoid a long extension of the Brexit, ” he stressed.
10h35: CORBYN: IN CASE Of FAILURE, A MOTION OF CENSURE
Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the labour opposition, announced that his party will table a motion of censure against the government May if the First minister is again a failure on the agreement of Brexit that it has negotiated with the Europeans.
“We’ve already had a vote of confidence,” said Corbyn on Sky News. The motion of the Plough, in mid-January, had then been rejected by 325 votes against 306.
“The government,” said Corbyn, will apparently again submitted its proposals to the Parliament this week. I think it will be once again put in check (…) at this point, I think that a motion of censure would be appropriate, at this stage, we should say that there must be a general election.”
10.20 am: “NO VOTING WITHOUT INSURANCE TO TAKE it”
Theresa May will organise a new parliamentary vote on the agreement of Brexit that it has negotiated with the Europeans if it is safe to get a majority, ” says Liam Fox, his minister of Trade. “It would be difficult to justify the holding of this vote if we know that we’re going to lose,” he said on Sky News.
Saturday, 22: 40: MAY is keeping up THE PRESSURE ON THE “BREXITERS”
“If we must go back to square one and negotiate a new agreement, this will require an extension that is longer (Article 50) and will mean almost certainly that the United Kingdom participates in the european elections in may,” says the First minister in an article published by the Sunday Telegraph.
“The idea that the British go to the polls to elect members of the european parliament three years after having voted for an exit from the EU does not require that we think about. There would be no symbol more obvious of a failed political class in the parliament,” continues Theresa.
Saturday, 22: 20: The EU IS PREPARING FOR THE FALL OF THERESA MAY
The european Union is preparing for the possibility of an overthrow of the government of the First minister Theresa May, who has failed twice to be adopted by the House of commons the withdrawal agreement reached by the negotiators british and european, reports the observer newspaper.
European leaders fear that the british head of government has little chance of being accept this act of divorce between London and Brussels where it will present for the third time to the mp next week.
The Watch is based on a diplomatic note giving an account of a discussion between european ambassadors and senior officials, which reveals a “total loss of confidence” in the ability of Theresa May to the ratification by its Parliament to the withdrawal agreement that it has negotiated with the Europeans.
(Kate Holton, Elizabeth Piper, and the office of London; Henri-Pierre André for French service)