British Parliament vote on Brexit deal to be held on Dec. 11
British Parliament vote on Brexit deal will be held on Dec 11, British Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed on MondayIm looking ahead to December 11...
British Parliament vote on Brexit deal will be held on Dec 11, British Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed on Monday.
“I’m looking ahead to December 11 and to when this House will be faced with the decision as to whether or not it wishes to deliver on the vote of the British people with a deal that not only delivers that vote but also protects their jobs,” said Ms. May while trying to “sell” her Brexit deal to disgruntled MPs in the House of Commons, Xinhua news agency reported.
Ms. May said the deal, endorsed by EU leaders at a special Brexit summit on Sunday but under attack by many MPs, was the right deal for Britain because it delivers on the democratic decision taken by British people in June 2016 in the national referendum.
Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday the agreement allowing the United Kingdom to leave the European Union may make trade between Washington and London more difficult.
He also told reporters outside the White House that the deal sounded like it would be good for the European Union, but he expressed concern about where the deal left trade between the U.K. and the United States.
"I think we have to take a look seriously whether or not the UK is allowed to trade. Because right now if you look at the deal, they may not be able to trade with us," he said. "And that wouldn't be a good thing. I don't think they meant that."
He said he hoped British Prime Minister Theresa May would be able to address the problem, but he did not specify which provision of the deal he was concerned about.
Under the deal secured with EU leaders on Sunday, the UK will leave the bloc in March with continued close trade ties. But the odds look stacked against Ms. May getting it approved by a divided British Parliament.