4th Time’s the Charm? PM May Pushes Withdrawal Agreement Plan Yet AGain

  • In an effort to sway the Labour Party to support her Brexit plan, Prime Minister Theresa May will highlight the details of several compromises previously agreed on by the cabinet.
  • These compromises include workers’ rights, protections for the environment and “a temporary customs relationship until the next general election,” which are part of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill.
  • The bill is “legislation required to bring the withdrawal agreement negotiated with the EU into British law.”
  • The Withdrawal Agreement Bill is expected to be voted on in June in the House of Commons.
  • There have already been politicians who said they plan to vote against the bill, including Tory Brexiteers and the SNP.
  • The withdrawal bill has already been voted down three times previously. Additionally, negotiations with Labour on finding an acceptable compromise ended in no deal last week.
  • May said: “The Withdrawal Agreement Bill is the vehicle which gets the UK out of the EU and it is vital to find a way to get it over the line.”

Reference Links

  • BBC: Brexit bill: PM sets out details of customs compromise READ
  • The Guardian: Brexit: Tory MPs start abandoning May after she offers to stage vote on second referendum – live news READ
  • Financial Times: Theresa May offers vote on second Brexit referendum READ

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