- British Prime Minister Theresa May will bring forward her fourth Brexit deal
- This comes after her previous three had been rejected
- The vote will take place just before the summer recess
Despite the initial Brexit vote being cast as far back as 2016, the process has been a drawn-out one and has been marked by uncertainty, rejections, compromise and a sense of confusion about what the post-Brexit UK and Europe will look like.
One of the reasons for this has been the inability of the British Parliament to unanimously agree on an exit plan to present to the European Union and begin the exit of the UK. It has been reported on May 14, 2019, that Prime Minister Theresa May intends to put forward yet another Brexit deal to parliament, marking the fourth time she will make an attempt.
Fourth Time’s the Charm
Theresa May has, for a significant amount of time, been working to get a Brexit deal passed by Parliament house and has been faced with a total of three rejections. These rejections led to the European Union having to extend the initial Brexit deadline to October 2019.
Since this was announced, May has had several meetings with opposition leaders as well as members of her own party to work on a plan that can be unanimously passed so that the Brexit process may begin.
Now after all the speculation, the 4th vote will be held on June 3, 2019, in the same week when US president Donald Trump will hold a state visit to the UK. This was announced during a meeting between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party, and was deliberately set up right before lawmakers will go on their annual summer recess.
“This evening the Prime Minister met the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons to make clear our determination to bring the talks to a conclusion and deliver on the referendum result to leave the EU,” the spokesman said.
Official talks are still ongoing and the withdrawal agreement bill will be brought forward at the beginning of that week. It was also stated that this vote is imperative so that the UK might begin the process of leaving before the summer parliamentary recess.
The UK has already been forced to take part in the European elections, something Theresa May had bitterly tried to avoid. Even with all of that, both sides have been unanimous in their view that the UK cannot leave without a deal and hopefully, this vote will pass and the process can officially begin.