Brexit should’ve happened two weeks ago, alas it didn’t go through.
We’re not surprised by this in the slightest.
And with UK Prime Minister Theresa May unable to pass her divorce deal through the Commons, lawmakers have decided to try and get some control back over the continuing changes to the deal date.
The British parliament has passed legislation that gives lawmakers the control to scrutinise, as well as change May’s request that the EU approve the delay of Brexit until 30 June.
The bill has already received approval from Queen Elizabeth, and gives MPs the opportunity to make legally binding changes to May’s requested leave date during a debate set to be held on Tuesday, RAW reports.
Earlier, Britain’s House of Lords approved the legislation.
May requests extension for alternate plan
May has already requested Britain’s EU membership until 30 June, allowing time for talks with the Labour Party to come up with an alternate plan.
This act is a ‘last-ditch’ effort to stay in control after May’s Brexit deal was rejected in parliament three times. MPs are after more legal guarantees that a ‘no-deal’ Brexit won’t happen on the current leave date of 12 April.
‘Both houses of parliament have tonight strongly made clear their view that a no deal would be deeply damaging to jobs, manufacturing and security of our country,’ Labour MP Yvette Cooper, who aided in proposing the legislation, said.
The legislation passed through the Commons by only one vote last week. After minor changes were made in the House of Lords, it was approved.
May slowly loses her authority
This bill signifies a noteworthy setback to May’s authority, flipping the long-standing convention that the government has ‘sole control’ regarding the agenda in parliament, which allows it to control which laws are passed.
May is set to travel to Paris and Berlin on Tuesday to encourage for a small Brexit delay, prior to it being formally discussed on Wednesday by EU leaders, according to RAW.
He request can be disallowed by any of the 27 member states.
The European Parliament has stated that should Brexit be delayed further than 22 May, they will have to participate on the elections. And on Monday, the British government made the legal steps needed to take part in the vote, leading us to believe that they don’t see Brexit happening by the election date.
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