The MP’s will vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal today after she secured “legally binding” changes to the deal following talks with the European Union in Strasbourg.
Her opposition the Labour party, and her own party men failed to accept her deal on the 15th of January 2019 as House of Commons had reservations over the Irish Backstop.
On the 11th of March 2019, negotiations between May and Juncker in Strasbourg, France resulted in an agreement which created “legally binding” changes to prevent the proposed backstop from being put in place indefinitely.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the changes were not “anything approaching” what she had promised.
The MP’s will assemble in the House of Commons on Tuesday evening to cast their vote on the deal for the second time.
After the changes to the deal, the European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said the prime minister “passionately believed” her Brexit deal addressed concerns raised by MPs.
People feared that the backstop will keep the UK in a customs arrangement with the EU permanently.
May said the “legally binding changes” could be used to start a “formal dispute” against the EU if it tried to keep the UK tied into the backstop indefinitely. The EU reiterated that the backstop would apply only temporarily.
May said, “MPs were clear that legal changes were needed to the backstop. Today we have secured legal changes. Now is the time to come together to back this improved Brexit deal and deliver on the instruction of the British people.”
It would be interesting to see if the UK Parliament vote in favour of her deal now since most of the concerns were addressed, the United Kingdom is set to leave the European Union on the 29th of March 2019.
The European Union also made it clear that there won’t be a third chance if the deal was voted down.