UK resigns to adopt deal by July

A European flag is burned during a Brexit demonstration in Manchester. – Oli SCARFF / AFP

The British government resigned Tuesday to not be able to pass his agreement to
Brexit before July. Downing Street has set a new timetable, saying it wants to agree before the first plenary session of the European Parliament scheduled for 2 July. The aim is to prevent British MPs from sitting there, three years after the referendum that decided the UK's exit from the EU.

"It is imperative to introduce the exit agreement bill (…) ahead of the summer recess," Conservative Premier Theresa May said after a new session of talks with the Labor opposition. But if "the (British) Parliament has not adopted an exit agreement, approved by the Queen, by June 30", the deputies "sit", he pointed.

The exit agreement has already been rejected three times by British MPs

The exit agreement concluded by Theresa May with Brussels in November has already been rejected three times by British MPs, forcing London to ask twice for a Brexit postponement in Brussels, initially scheduled for March 29 and now set at October 31 at the latest. later.

In the face of this impasse, the government and the Labor opposition began negotiations in early April to find a compromise on the future relationship between their country and the EU. If no solution emerges from "difficult" discussions with the Labor opposition, the government plans to hold a series of votes on options for the future relationship between Brussels and London.

As a reminder, the European elections will take place on May 23rd in the Brexit country, even though the government has long claimed that it could cancel their holding if its divorce agreement with the European Union was adopted by the British Parliament before.

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