- Theresa May has appealed to Members of Parliament to back her final Brexit deal
- She has warned that a negotiated EU exit might be in jeopardy otherwise
After the initial back-and-forth of Brexit that saw several rejections of multiple proposals and an eventually an extension being granted by the EU, it seems the prime minister is gearing up for a final showdown with the upcoming exit plan that will be presented to Parliament in June.
According to a May 21, 2019 report, May has told members of Parliament that they have one last chance to ensure that Brexit passes and has urged them to throw their weight behind the new deal.
One Last Shot
In the next few weeks, MPs will be able to vote on whether or not another referendum should be held if they go ahead to back Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement bill. The bill is an extensive one and made sure to touch on the controversial issue of workers rights as well as other things such as environmental protections, the Northern Irish border, and a customs compromise.
However, May’s calls for unity among members of Parliament to push the deal forward has been met with some level of hostility as members of Labour have stated that it’s simply a rehash of existing plans and several Tory members have taken to social media to express anger at her.
According to Jacob Rees-Mogg, the offer being brought to the table is worse than that of before and Boris Johnson stated that we can and must do better and that the party must deliver what the people voted for adding that the current proposals go back against the party’s 2017 General Election manifesto. The manifesto at the time stated that the UK would not remain in a Customs Union with the EU.
In the past, May’s withdrawal agreement has seen repeated rejections and even with the consistent talks that have been held between May and members of the opposition, nothing concrete has come forward. Still, May asked members of Parliament to be unified stating that should this plan not go through, any hope for a negotiated exit from the European Union would be unlikely. She also stated in her speech that she has given great compromise and that she’s asking for compromise to be given to her.
“The majority of MPs say they want to deliver the result of the referendum… and I believe there is now one last chance to do that,” she said.