British premier May in hectic talks on Brexit
31 January 2019
With barely two months for the March 29 deadline for Britain to leave the EU, hectic efforts are on to stave a crisis.
British Prime Minister Theresa May called European Union President Donald Tusk on Wednesday night in a possible bid to renegotiate the terms of its exit.
However, the US has warned Britain that the move could jeopoardise its trade talks. May is also meeting some MPs to discuss an alternative Brexit proposal, according to her spokesperson.
Brexit will see the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, which has been backed by Eurosceptics. The referendum in June 2016 on Brexit was supported by 51.9 per cent of those who voted.
Lawmakers in Britain have supported May’s moves to go to Brussels and renegotiate the withdrawal deal, though the EU is firmly opposed to the move.
An amendment in parliament by Sir Graham Brady, who heads the Conservative Party’s backbench committee, urged the government to return to the negotiating table with the EU. His proposal was backed by the government, which also got it through parliament in a 317: 301 vote.
However, many lawmakers are uncertain as to how much concessions Britain will get from the EU.