- Labor intends to induce a vote on June 12, 2019
- This vote is intended to give parliament control of the timetable
- This is all in a bid to prevent a no deal Brexit
While the race is currently ongoing to decide who will replace Theresa May as the next Prime Minister of Britain, there are also measures being put in place to ensure that whoever takes the seat will not fall into the same mistakes as Theresa May and also will not create a whole new set of problems as the memory of the tumultuous Brexit process is still fresh for many members of Parliament.
It has been reported on June 11, 2019, that the Labour Party intends to force a vote on June 12, 2019, that will give members of Parliament control of the timetable on June 25, 2019.
Taking Matters into Their Own Hands
This motion is a cross-party effort and should it pass, members of Parliament will have the power to introduce legislation in order to prevent a situation in October were the UK has a no deal Brexit. Across-the-board there is almost a universal consensus that a no deal Brexit will be disastrous for the UK and must be avoided at all cost.
However, a few people in the running for Prime Minister have said that they would consider leaving the EU without a deal while others have stated that such a scenario must not take place.
A No Deal Brexit could lead to a situation in which border checks will be brought in by the EU and would severely affect things such as exports and travel for UK citizens living within the EU and vice versa. For now, the government is in control of the business in the commons but it has happened in the past the members of Parliament have seized this control to pass legislation in favor of extending the word process.
Sir Keir Starmer, the spokesman of Labour’s Brexit, has stated that they cannot be bystanders while the next prime minister tries to crash the UK out of the EU without the consent of the British people.
“That’s why we are taking this latest measure to end the uncertainty and protect communities across the country,” he said, “My challenge to MPs who disagree either with a no deal Brexit or proroguing Parliament is to back this motion and act in the national interest.”
Prime Minister candidates have already been warned that they should not turn themselves into a repeat of Prime Minister Theresa May and now they are being directly told that they must not consider a no deal Brexit as that would be counterproductive.