- MPs will fill out ballots to test different concepts
- Ex-Brexit Secretary warns of impending chaos
- Time running out for UK PM
UK MPs have set out the fine details of their plan to consider different Brexit options. The voting that begins on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, is likely to proceed into the coming week.
The Impasse over the Impending UK’s Exit
According to BBC news outlet, the MPs will be filling out a collection of ballots that will test different concepts. The action follows the MPs decision to wade uncharted waters by snatching the management of parliamentary timetable last Monday as they try to clear the impasse over the impending UK’s exit from the European Union. Former minister Alistair Burt admonished the PM that a “totally different reply” was required. Mr. Burt told the BBC:
“We won’t go down the route of no-deal […] my recommendation to the prime minister can be to recognize that her responsibility now could be maybe to discover a different reply than the one she has tried to search out.”
Commenting on the development, ex-Brexit secretary David Davis cautioned of impending chaos. He told BBC:
“It is not a great deal; however the difference is a whole cascade of chaos […] you might be seeing proposals being put up that are all worse than hers.”
Towards A Softer Brexit
As BR Reported on Tuesday, the MPs voted to take the reins on the remaining process in Brexit from Prime Minister Theresa May, and it is now up to the Commons Speaker John Bercow to decide on the proposition to be voted on.
However, it is expected that the MPs are more likely to choose proposals that will tend towards a “Softer Brexit” that may include a customs union with the European Union and an easy free commerce settlement with EU besides the possibility of one other referendum.
Prime Minister Theresa May has indicated she may want to attempt to deliver the same deal which has been defeated twice for a third round this week but only if she believes there are chances it will succeed. According to BBC, some Tory pro-Brexit MPs has said they may try their chance in forestalling the expected “indicative votes” for are a chance to delay Brexit.
Time Running Out
Voting is supposed to take place at around 19:00 GMT in line with the outcomes introduced by Mr. Bercow last night. The method, though, is more likely to proceed next Monday as MPs try to narrow down the choices to command a majority assist in parliament.
As BR Reported recently, PM Theresa May continues to find herself with fewer options after the House of Commons rejected a motion that would have seen the country go through a hard exit without any trade deals. Two years into negotiations and two finished trade deals entirely rejected by the House of Commons, time seems to be running out for PM May.