British Prime Minister Theresa May does not preclude an unregulated withdrawal from the EU of their country. She still hopes for UK approval of the Brexit Treaty, May said Thursday in Brussels. However, it is crucial to implement the will of the people at Brexit.
This position also recurrent her repeated demand, if she prepared a no-deal Brexit. “What matters now is that we recognize Brexit is the decision of the British people,” May said before the start of the EU summit. “We have to implement it.”
That not a few members of just that people are tired of the turmoil about the EU exit, is currently shown by a petition to the lower house. Almost 700,000 people in the United Kingdom signed them by Thursday. She is called upon to simply cancel Brexit and stay in the European Union.
The government claims again and again that leaving the EU would be the “will of the people,” the petition reads. This must be put at an end by making clear the strength of public support for remaining. Parliament must consider the content of each petition with more than 100,000 signatures for debate.
The UK can theoretically unilaterally withdraw the declaration on leaving the EU. The way was confirmed by the European Court of Justice in a ruling in December. The country would continue to be a member of the EU. A further application would not be excluded.
Nevertheless, it is considered extremely unlikely that this will happen. The referendum on the withdrawal from the EU in 2016 voted 17.4 million Britons for the United Kingdom and European Union membership referendum. Hardly a British politician wants to override it, without at least holding a second referendum.
The EU withdrawal is already scheduled for next week Friday (March 29). May has requested a move until the end of June. On Thursday evening it was said from Brussels that the EU leaders want to agree to a postponement of the Brexit meeting according to the draft summit statement.
However, it is not clear until when. Initially, it was said that May 22 is eligible. In the meantime, however, such a prepared draft has been revised, because some countries only want to grant a shorter reprieve. France has now proposed 7 May. The election of the European Parliament is scheduled for 23 to 26 May. The UK is not supposed to take part in it, as the EU wishes.
As some EU countries have said, some countries consider it unfavorable for Brexit to take place the day before voting begins May 7 would also be two days before a summit of EU leaders in Sibiu, Romania. At the meeting, the EU wanted to take stock of its previous reforms before the European elections.
The condition of the extension, however, remains that the British House of Commons still accept the repeatedly rejected exit agreement in the coming week. For next Monday, the parliament in London continued another debate on the Brexit. Whether and when to vote for the third time, but remained initially open.