British lawmakers have overwhelmingly rejected a “no-deal” Brexit .
UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May therefore suffered another defeat on Wednesday 13th March, after the vote.
The lawmakers’ decision puts the option of leaving the European Union without a deal , out of the question.
Despite the defeat, Theresa May promises to present decisive options to the House of Commons.
” The legal default in UK and EU law remains that the U.K will leave the EU without a deal unless something else is agreed”
Mrs May added that if parliament agrees on a withdrawal deal, Government will ” seek a short technical extension” from the EU.
In the absence of a consensus , EU authorities remain unready for any further negotiations, but insist the U.K must agree to a deal . ” To take no deal off the table , it’s not enough to bite against a deal …. you have to agree to a deal”. An EU official said
The repeated rejections raises fears of goods shortage, port delays and more tension in Northern Ireland.
The British law makers however have another opportunity this Thursday 14th March.
Any attempt to delay the country’s exit from the EU until the end of June must be approved by Brussels.
The UK was expected to leave the European Union on 29th March 2019, just 16 days from today.
Kathy Neba Sina