United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May is making a last attempt to convince the country’s lawmakers to vote for the Brexit deal. The final vote on the deal is expected to take place on Tuesday.
She deliberately postponed the vote on the deal, which was earlier meant to happen in December to buy more time to make Members of Parliament (MP) see its value and turn their vote in its favour, but chances of it looks bleak till now.
The opposition Labour Party doesn’t support the deal and its leader Jeremy Corbyn said that the party would start moves to trigger a general election if Ms. May loses the vote.
The leader of opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn told the BBC’s Andrew Marr show: “We will table a motion of no confidence in the government at a time of our choosing, but it’s going to be soon, don’t worry about it.”
The pressure is building on the Prime Minister to justify her position as PM, with March 29 approaching, the date for Britain to exit from the European Union if House of Commons doesn’t give it a majority vote. In reference to the lawmakers’ lack of support for the deal, she mentioned that voting against Brexit would be unfair to people who backed the deal in a June 2016 referendum. She added that if voted down the nation would face uncertain path that could lead to a disorderly exit or even remaining in the bloc.
She wrote in Sunday Express that no deal for Brexit “would be a catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust in our democracy. So my message to Parliament this weekend is simple: it is time to forget the games and do what is right for our country.”
May refuses to budge away from the deal or even offer a plan ‘B’.
Corbyn said that his party would push for a new national election and if his party won, Brexit would be kept on hold, putting emphasis onnegotiating a new deal with the EU.
He said, “An election would take place, what, February-March time? Clearly there is only a few weeks then between that and the leave date, there would have to be a time for those negotiations.”