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British Parliament to Vote on Series of Brexit Options, Throwing Wrench in Theresa May’s Strategy

Posted March 26, 2019

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Paul Waldie – Globe & Mail)

Britain’s Parliament is set to vote on a series of Brexit options on Wednesday, throwing a wrench into Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy and opening the door to the possibility that the country won’t leave the European Union at all.

In a rebuke of Ms. May, members of Parliament voted 329 to 302 on Monday to back a motion to wrest control of the Brexit agenda away from the Prime Minister. As a result, MPs will hold a series of non-binding “indicative votes” this week to test support for a range of alternatives to Ms. May’s Brexit deal with the EU.

The options are expected to include holding a second referendum, remaining in the EU customs union or revoking Brexit. Ms. May had opposed the motion and ordered her Conservative Party colleagues to vote against it. But 30 Tories voted with the opposition and three junior ministers resigned to back the motion. Click here to read more.