British Prime Minister Theresa May, who was shattered by mass resignations, defended her plans for a divorce agreement with the European Union on Thursday, threatening to run backwards on Brexit not received support.
"I believe, with all the fiber of my being, that the path I have chosen is best for my country," May told the press at the end of the day, promising to act in the "national interest."
She stood before the MPs for three hours standing in front of the agreement in an attempt to convince them to support the 600-page text that had previously led to the resignation of four members of her government, including Brekit's Dominique Rav.
"The choice is clear: we can choose to leave without consent, risk not having Brexit at all, or choose to consolidate and support the best agreement we can negotiate, this agreement," she warned. May.
But apart from the expected hostility of the opposition, the prime minister faces many members of his party, many of whom are trying to organize a no-confidence vote to push him out.
This is the pro-Briqstai conservative MP, Jacob Reese-Moog, head of the European European Holding Group (ERG), who is in charge of the leadership and accuses him of betraying the promises made to the British people.
Support of 48 MPs, or 15% of the conservative group in the House of Representatives, is necessary to organize the vote and then most of the conservative MPs vote against Teresa May. Europil MP Kenneth Clarke said he was skeptical: "There's no choice," he told Sky.
On Wednesday night, the prime minister boasted that he had received the support of his government, but his resignation today, in addition to the departure of Dominique Rab, confuses those of Secretary of State Berkshire Sola Braverman, Northern Ireland Shailesh Vara, and Labor Minister Esther McVey, Regarding the fate of the British province of Northern Ireland after Brexit.
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This resignation confirmed the supporters of the exit without agreement with the EU in May camp.
They also cheered two referendum supporters on Brexit, an idea that is gaining ground even if Teresa May said on Thursday she did not take.
A rally for a second referendum was held near parliament on Thursday. "It's total chaos," said Emma Roper-Evans, a 53-year-old writer from AFP. "The whole house of cards is collapsing."
The draft agreement provides a "backstop", a last resort solution for maintaining the whole UK in customs union with the EU as well as for more regulatory alignment. Has been pushed into Northern Ireland if an agreement on future relations between Brussels and London is not reached after a 21-month transition period after BRxx, scheduled for March 29, 2019, and can be extended once.
For Dominic Raab, "the proposed regulatory regime for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of Britain."
Ms. May argued that no agreement with Brussels would be possible without this promise.
Theresa May must now persuade parliamentarians to vote on the draft agreement in December after it will be approved at a European summit on November 25 in Brussels.
The mission seems difficult: its ally, the Northern Northern Northern Union Party, whose ten deputies are essential to be an absolute majority, openly expressed opposition. As for the Labor Party, he hinted that he would not vote on the text.
Conservative Marxist Marc Francois calculated that "it is mathematically impossible" to pass it.
Another columnist, Andrew Bridgen, bluntly called Theresa in May to resign "from the national interest."
"The government is in chaos," said opposition leader Rami Corbin.
Cacophony in the UK, which prompted the pound by almost 2% against the euro and the dollar, in contrast to the satisfaction of the European Parliament that the agreement is "the best" for Europe.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was "very happy," while French Prime Minister Eduard Philippe said the project was a "big step", pointing to "concerns" about the final adoption.
European Council President Donald Tusk promised that the EU is ready for a "final agreement" with Britain in November. "We are also ready for a scenario of disagreement, but obviously we are better prepared for a scenario of lack of Brexit," he added with a smile.
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