UK lawmakers have on Friday rejected British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal for the third time, leaving the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU (European Union) in a turmoil on that day when it was supposed to leave the bloc earlier.
May said, “I fear we are reaching the limits of this process in this House. The implications of the House’s decision are grave.”
Within minutes of voting, European council head Donald Tusk said the EU leaders would hold a meeting on April 10 in order to discuss Britain’s departure from the EU.
The White House national security advisor, John Bolton, has said United States President Donald Trump had sympathized with May and also restated that Washington was keen to ink a trade deal with May once Britain no longer included in the EU.
Lawmakers voted 344-286 against May’s withdrawal deal. May said, “The legal default now is that the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union on April 12.”
May also cautioned any further delay to the Brexit agreement would probably prompt a longer delay than the current one, and would directly mean that Britain will hold elections to the EU parliament.