British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday provide simplified version of its agreement on exit from the European Union to parliament for a vote today in an attempt to break the deadlock in the process of exit.
The vote, taking place on the original date of Britain’s exit from the bloc, shows the depth of the three-year exit crisis that has made it unclear how and when the operation will take place or whether it will take place from the ground up..
Parliamentarians will vote in a private session on the 585-page May agreement, but will not vote on the political declaration on the future of the 26-page relationship it negotiated at the same time, a maneuver that caused confusion among MPs.
While May is trying to salvage the exit agreement, which has been rejected twice by the parliament, thousands of opponents are expected to demonstrate to postpone the exit from the union in central London and a march led by Nigel Farage, the leading supporter of the withdrawal from the bloc,.
Amid the chaos, May agreed with the European Union to postpone the deadline, March 29, until April 12.
The EU is delaying further until May 22 if May gets parliament’s approval of the deal this week.