The British parliament on Tuesday rejected a bill that sets out the terms of the term of British Prime Minister Theresa May. From the United Kingdom withdrawal from the European Union – more than two years after the historic 2016 referendum in the country that resulted in the decision to leave the US
The House of Commons voted 432 to 202 against this deal, which would be the biggest defeat in the history of the House of Commons and catastrophic for the month of May.
May had urged Parliament to vote in favor of her agreement on Brexit, which she concluded with US in November. But before the adoption of the vote, the warning signs did not seem to be in favor of May, who faced criticism from members of her own party for her handling of Britain's departure from the EU. and in december survived a vote of confidence in the direction of his party.
A negative vote on the divorce agreement further plunges British politics into turmoil, barely 10 weeks before Britain leaves Britain. March 29th. It is also possible that the country will leave the bloc without an agreement that, according to economists, could have devastating effects on the British economy.
The deal was facing deep opposition from both sides of the British division on Europe. Pro-Brexit lawmakers say the deal will leave Britain indefinitely bound to US rules, while pro-US. politicians are in favor of an even closer economic relationship with the bloc.
Here is what you need to know about Brexit and the starting agreement.
First of all, what is Brexit?
The Brexit – or "British Exit" – refers to the UK's choice to leave the EU, which is an "economic and political partnership" currently made up of 28 European countries, according to the BBC.
A list of countries that are part of the EU. can be found right here.
What has happened since the UK voted in favor of leaving the US?
May and other UK leaders have worked with the US to negotiate and agree on conditions for EU exit, to be held on March 29, whether there is an agreement or not, the BBC reported.
Negotiations between the two parties resulted in a withdrawal agreement of 585 pages. The agreement details in part the conditions for the departure of the UK from the EU.
This includes the amount that the UK is required to pay to the EU (estimated at 39 billion pounds sterling or over 49 billion dollars), which will arrive in the EU. citizens living in the United Kingdom and vice versa, and how to avoid a physical border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland "when it will become the border between the United Kingdom and the United Kingdom. 39; EU ", reported the BBC. This has also been called the "protection plan".
The US says that there can be no agreement without support to guarantee an open border along the UK's only land border with a US member state. The Brexit supporters, however, believe that this part of the agreement will bind the United Kingdom to many laws, CNBC reported.
What happens now that Parliament voted "no" on January 15?
Now that Parliament has voted "no" on the agreement, it will be in May next Monday to return to Parliament with Plan B.
The government could try to resubmit the agreement to Parliament after changing it or gaining some soothing words from the US to appease the legislators' concerns.
But while US officials have offered "clarifications" to the agreement, insisting that the 585-page withdrawal agreement can not be reopened.
Other options include the postponement of Britain's exit or the holding of a second referendum, largely motivated by supporters of the remaining "lost" party last time. But May and his government have strongly opposed this option.
Can narrowly survived a vote of no confidence On January 16, in Parliament, Labor opposition President Jeremy Corbyn called the conference to the presidency. The vote was an attempt to call a general election.
The House of Commons voted between 325 and 306 in favor of the government.
What is the so-called "transition period" and why is it important?
The transition period is between 29 March and 21 December 2020, which will allow companies to adapt to the new rules in force between the United Kingdom and the European Union. after the official start of Brexit.
But the transition period will only happen if an agreement is reached between the US and the UK
Economists warn that a sudden break with the European Union could crush the British economy and create chaotic scenes at borders, ports and airports.
The British government has already begun planning for this eventual outcome.
Adam Shaw of Fox News and the Associated Press contributed to this report.