The prime minister openly recognizes the possibility of a second referendum in the worst possible scenario: a new parliamentary rejection
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, has urged the European Union on Friday to give “just one more push” to end the stalemate that has prevented changes to an agreement on the Brexit to achieve its approval in the British Parliament.
With only three weeks left for the United Kingdom to leave the bloc, May has not yet managed to obtain from Brussels changes to her divorce proposal that would convince British lawmakers, who in January rejected the terms proposed by the government.
In a last-minute appeal to the EU and British lawmakers, May has advocated from the port city of Grimsby, in northern England, to end uncertainty about Brexit and approve the agreement on Tuesday, March 12.
May, who has warned lawmakers that the risk is to question the UK’s exit from the EU or trigger many months of discussions about the biggest trade and diplomatic change in decades, has launched a simple message: “Let’s do it”.
“It takes just one more push to address the specific and final concerns of our parliament,” May told her audience in Grimsby, where 70 percent voted to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum.
“Let’s approve it and the United Kingdom will leave the European Union, we will reject it and nobody knows what is going to happen, we can not leave the EU for many months, we would leave without the protections that the deal provides, we may even never leave. Continuous uncertainty, “he declared.
“And that could lead to a Brexit form that does not coincide with what people voted for, it could mean that free circulation would not end, it would deprive us of the ability to reach our own trade agreements. That is why the British voted, and a delay could lead to something else: a second referendum on Brexit, “he warned.
London and Brussels disagree with the so-called ‘backstop’ in Northern Ireland, an insurance policy to prevent the return of border controls between Northern Ireland and Ireland, the only land border between the United Kingdom and the other 27 countries of the bloc