Brexit fears rise as 60 Days to Go
Prime minister Theresa May is facing increasing pressure to negotiate Brexit terms.
As Brexit approaches, fears over Brexit have not been calmed due to the uncertainty of Theresa May’s direction.
Unlike Switzerland, the UK cannot negotiate enough trading deals before the deadline which is putting more strain on the PM.
With 2 months to go before we finally leave the European Union, many people are still unsure about what to do with Brexit.
The Prime Minister is currently facing up to a ‘Super Tuesday’ vote that could define or delay her Brexit.
MPs may need to work longer and lose their February half-term break if Brexit is to be delivered on time.
Ahead of tomorrow’s votes on her Brexit plans, Theresa May is under more pressure to win concessions from the EU over the Northern Irish backstop.
Amongst all of the amendments, Labour MP Yvette Cooper proposed a new bill to rule out the UK leaving without a formal deal.
This would allow parliament time to find a way through the deadlock and approve a deal with Brussels.
The bill to bring in the new law would require Theresa May to postpone Brexit day, 29 March until 31 December, if MPs do not approve her deal by 26 February.
The Prime Minister would do this by asking the EU to agree to extend the two-year limit on Article 50 – the mechanism paving the way for the UK to leave the EU.
However, if Yvette Cooper’s amendment was successful, and she then managed to get MPs to approve her bill, it would become law and so place an obligation on the government.
However with the EU elections due in May will make a longer extension almost impossible to agree with the other member states.