Brexit process in deadlock because MPs cannot reach consensus

World Thursday 28/March/2019 14:27 PM
By: Times News Service
Brexit process in deadlock because MPs cannot reach consensus

London: The Brexit process is in deadlock after the Members of Parliament (MPs) have failed to reach a consensus on the next steps.

MPs in the House of Commons could not reach a majority despite voting on eight different exit strategies on Wednesday. Several MPs who were initially against the deal PM Theresa May struck with the EU changed their stance but still a decision could not be taken.

Theresa May got minimal traction in favour of her deal after she announced that she will resign if her negotiated deal passes through before the next round of discussions with the EU begin.

Her declaration may also indicate that she may bring her twice-rejected deal back to the table for vote for the third time.

But reaching a consensus seems a bit difficult as several hardcore Brexiters have refused to accept any deal offered to them. However, former foreign secretary Boris Johnson who was initially against her deal, has now come changed his stance.

Recently, over five million voters signed a no-Brexit petition and sent it to the parliament, hoping to halt the Brexit proceedings.