Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt (Reuters) – The British government is considering various options, including the British and European flags in front of the Parliament building in London, UK, January 30, 201
Only 32 days, while Britain has to leave the European Union, May's decision to repudiate the vote for its deal before a parliament that is deeply divided on how or even whether the country has to leave the bloc.
Before Wednesday's vote on the next steps in May, MEPs will step up ways to prevent the prime minister pulling Britain out of the EU without a deal, a scenario that many businesses may harm the world's fifth-largest economy. Some of their plans will include an extension of Article 50, which has led to a two-year Brexit negotiation period, delaying Brexit's withdrawal from Britain after March 29 – something that Mey said would only delay the decision.
The government "is considering what to do if the parliament takes this decision (do not pass the deal)," a British official said when asked for a possible extension. The Telegraph newspaper reported that May had considered a UK postponement plan for up to two months. Britain's plan to leave the EU was thrown into a crisis after the parliament rejected the deal in May last month with the biggest defeat of the government in modern British history.
This has forced May to seek changes in her deal that was agreed in November, but so far her EU talks have not yet been established in a clear way that could win the support of a deeply divided parliament. Brexit. On Sunday, May said the so-called "meaningful vote" will not be held this week, and instead will happen until March 12 – a move that some MPs underlined that the prime minister has lost control of Brexit.
Writing by Elizabeth Piper; Editing by Guy Faulconbridge