The British Theresa May offers a "new agreement" and a possible second referendum to try to break the Brexit situation

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has called a "new agreement" for Britain's departure from the European Union, offering sweeteners including a possible second referendum to the opposition parties in its fourth attempt to break an impasse in Parliament on Brexit.

Key points:

  • Many parliamentarians have already decided not to vote for the bill on the levy
  • Ms. May offered a possible second referendum and closer trade agreements with the EU
  • The Unionist Democratic Party of Northern Ireland feared that the divorce agreement could see it split from the United Kingdom

Three years after Britain voted to leave the EU and almost two months after the scheduled departure date, Ms. May is making one last attempt to try to get the Parliament's doubled support for a divorce agreement and leave the assignment with a kind of inheritance.

The odds don't look good. Despite having offered what he described as "further important changes", many parliamentarians, hardened in their positions, have already decided not to vote next month for the law on the withdrawal agreement, the legislation that implements the terms of departure of Great Britain.

Speaking at the headquarters of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ms. May called on parliamentarians to accept her agreement, offering the prospect of a possible second referendum on the agreement and closer trade agreements with the EU as incentives.

"I say with conviction to every deputy or every party: I compromise, now I ask you to compromise," he said.

"We have been given clear instruction from the people we should represent, so help me find a way to honor that education, move our country and our politics and build the best future we all want to see."

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By offering the possibility of holding a second vote on his agreement and a compromise on customs agreements, Ms. May hopes to win over the Labor MPs of the opposition, whose votes need to overcome the resistance in her own conservative party.

But Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn said his party could not vote for the law enforcement, describing Mrs May's new offer as "largely a remake of the government's position" in the opposition talks that broke out last week.

He also angered Brexit supporters, who described a customs union with the EU as no Brexit.

Several conservative Eurosceptics, such as former Brexit minister David Davis and Jacob Rees-Mogg, have stated that they will not vote for the bill at the beginning of June.

And the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland, which supports Mrs. May's government, said that "the fatal flaws" of its original agreement remained. They fear the divorce agreement may see Northern Ireland separated from the rest of the United Kingdom.

Mrs May's movement towards what many describe as the "remaining" parliamentarians, who want to remain in the European Union, is a change for a prime minister who has long been opposed to a second referendum and has settled in a customs union with the block.

"It is a gimmick of a desperate PM who ended up astray, refuses to compromise and for three years marginalized parliament and the country," said Labor MP Seema Malhotra.

The conservative supporters of Brexit were not as convinced.

David Jones, a former minister, described the speech as "unacceptable".

"I think more conservatives will vote against," he said.

"Unfortunately, the vote of Thursday's Brexit Party will probably also increase."

Ms. May wants to get her agreement on the withdrawal, by agreement with the EU last November, through the Parliament, so as to leave the post, as promised, having at least finalized the first part of the departure of Britain and prevented a "Brexit" without agreement – a sudden departure that many companies fear will create an economic shock.

Reuters

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First published

May 22, 2019 05:39:58

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