UK'' s Might fights to offer Brexit deal to a skeptical country

Monday, Nov. 26, 2018|7:59 a.m.

LONDON– U.K. Prime Minister Theresa Might was beginning a frenzied two-week race Monday to persuade the British public, and a skeptical Parliament, to back the Brexit deal she has struck with the European Union.

May was gathering her Cabinet for a meeting hours after returning from Brussels with the divorce agreement approved by the 27 other EU leaders. She plans to attend to legislators in your home of Commons later on in the day.

The deal needs to be authorized by Parliament, but ratings of legislators– from both the opposition and May’s governing Conservative Party– say they will oppose it.

May intends to persuade them that the offer “honors the referendum” in 2016 that saw Britain vote to leave the EU.

She argues that the British people are ill of limitless arguments about Brexit, and backing the offer will permit “us to come together once again as a nation whichever method we voted.”

Parliament’s vote is due prior to Christmas, likely the week of Dec. 10.

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay yielded that “it’s going to be a challenging vote.” But he said Britain would remain in “choppy waters” if the deal was declined.

Rejection by Parliament would plunge Britain into a political crisis just weeks prior to it is due to leave the EU on March 29.

Both Britain and the EU are determined that the U.K. can’t renegotiate the offer, struck after 18 months of tense settlements. May says “it is the very best possible deal. It is the only deal.”

That hasn’t stopped pro-Brexit advocates pushing for a cleaner break from the bloc, and pro-EU activists attempting to stop Britain leaving at all.

On Monday, a European court tossed out a difficulty from 13 Britons residing in other EU nations looking for the annulment of the Brexit settlements.

The 13 said they were not permitted to vote in the 2016 referendum because they were living abroad and stated their court case was the only way to prevent losing EU citizenship when Britain leaves the EU.

The EU general court stated that the opening of the Brexit settlements had no direct impact on their circumstance.

Raf Casert in Brussels contributed to this story.

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