My deal, no deal or no Brexit at all: May
London, December 6
Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday that British lawmakers faced a choice ahead of a vote on her Brexit deal: approving her deal or facing an exit with no deal or even the reversal of Brexit.
May said she was speaking to lawmakers about giving parliament a bigger role in whether the Northern Irish backstop arrangement would be triggered, though she gave few details.
May said some in parliament were trying to frustrate Brexit and that she did not think another referendum on Brexit was the right course.
“There are three options: one is to leave the European Union with a deal… the other two are that we leave without a deal or that we have no Brexit at all,” May told BBC radio.
“It’s clear that there are those in the House of Commons who want to frustrate Brexit… and overturn the vote of the British people and that’s not right.”
May repeatedly sidestepped questions on whether she would delay the Dec. 11 vote but did hint at possible concessions on the Northern Irish backstop.
“There are questions about how decisions are taken as to whether we go into the backstop, because that isn’t an automatic,” she said. “The question is: do we go into the backstop? Do we extend what I call the implementation period?” — Reuters
EU court ruling on Dec 10
Luxembourg: The European Court of Justice will deliver its judgment on whether Britain can unilaterally reverse its move to leave the European Union on December 10, the court said on Thursday. The ruling, delivered with unusual urgency, will come on the eve of a crucial vote in the British parliament on whether to accept a Brexit deal negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May.