Publicado: Jue, Febrero 14, 2019
Global | Por Milagro Delgado

May seeks more time for Brexit talks

May seeks more time for Brexit talks

Some lawmakers want to use Thursday's votes to impose conditions on Mrs May's Conservative government in an attempt to rule out a cliff-edge "no deal" Brexit that would see Britain crash out of the European Union without a framework for smooth future relations.

Leadsom, responsible for bringing government business through parliament, said the talks were "pretty crucial but delicate negotiations with the European Union to try to make sure that we can sort out the problem with an unlimited backstop".

The prime minister must secure additional negotiation time before the Labour Party begins pushing tomorrow for a final "meaningful vote" on her Brexit deal by February 26.

"The talks are at a crucial stage", May will say, according to extracts from her statement to parliament released in advance by her Downing Street office.

She would not rule that out when questioned by opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

May spent two-and-a-half hours Tuesday urging the House of Commons to give her more time to negotiate better terms.

MPs last month overwhelmingly rejected the deal struck between May and Brussels for Britain's exit from the EU. "We now all need to hold our nerve to get the changes this house requires and deliver Brexit on time", May said in her statement at the House of Commons. "She is playing for time and playing with people's jobs, our economic security and the future of our industry". She said May would bring her deal back to Parliament for a vote "as soon as the issue around the backstop has been sorted out".

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald has also called on the Irish government to begin planning for a border poll, in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

"Both sides want a Brexit deal that supports ongoing friendship between UK/EU/France so patience and goodwill on backstop now the critical ingredient", he tweeted.

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Yet again, this wouldn't amount to binding legal assurances but they are merely political commitments created to offer some leeway in the current Brexit withdrawal agreement. Mr. Barnier has said the European Union was willing to consider changes to the "political declaration" a 26-page framework for future negotiations on an EU-U.K. trade deal, but many Tory MPs have said that won't go far enough.

A senior member of the European parliament later ramped up the rhetoric, comparing pro-Brexit MPs to French revolutionaries. May's comments, saying that she and other British officials have offered no "concrete proposals to break the deadlock".

Uncertainty about what trade relationship Britain will have with the bloc after Brexit is weighing on the United Kingdom economy.

Figures released this week showed the British economy barely expanding at the end of past year, as business investment, manufacturing output and construction all declined.

Brussels has reiterated it would not re-open the Brexit deal agreed on in November. "You have got to recognize this could go quite badly".

"There are signs that concerns about such possibilities are beginning to cascade through economies via reduced investment and demand", Mr Carney said.

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, finds dark clouds on the horizon in a speech on Tuesday, but sees a potential upside to Brexit.

"[May] really is hoping to run down the clock", Martill said, "and I don't think it is unreasonable to think that when the withdrawal agreement comes back to Parliament, it will get much more support than it did last time".

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