British Prime Minister Theresa Could requested Parliament earlier this week to provide her slightly extra time to renegotiate a part of her unpopular Brexit deal with the European Union.
Parliament simply responded with a convincing “nope,” voting down the movement 303 to 258 and leaving the Brexit deadlock as intractable as ever.
Might’s defeat was mostly symbolic and doesn’t change something virtually. However her loss was nonetheless outstanding — and but, someway, not all that stunning given the complete and utter confusion that the Brexit debate is in.
Most critically for the prime minister, the vote undercuts her pitch to the European Union that if it presents concessions on the Brexit deal — mainly, renegotiating the so-referred to as “Irish backstop” — she’ll lastly be capable of rallying sufficient help in Parliament to get a Brexit settlement handed.
However, the defeat of her authorities’ movement — led by professional-Brexit members of her Conservative Get together, no much less — made it clear that Could continues to be struggling to get her social gathering to again a Brexit deal, and certain gained’t be capable to even when the EU has been to supply some concessions.
That’s even much less of an incentive for the EU to bargain, which implies, but once more, that the deadlock prevails and the UK remains to be barreling towards the March 29 Brexit deadline. If no deal has been handed by then, the UK drops out of the EU and chaos will ensue.
There might be at the least one crucial pitstop alongside the best way: Could has promised that Parliament will get one other likelihood to vote on February 27. Members of Parliament could take other management of the Brexit course of then, with only one month to go.