Chinanews.com reported on March 15th that local time on the 14th, the British House of Commons, with 412 votes in favor, 202 votes against, passed the extension of the Lisbon Treaty Article 50 of the March 29 deadline. At the same time, the parliament also rejected the motion to hold a second referendum. The EU said that the postponement of the Brexit period requires the unanimous consent of the EU-27.
Earlier, Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit agreement was rejected in Parliament on the evening of the 12th. The parliament voted again on the 13th to veto Britain in any case "no agreement" to leave the EU. Then, the parliament’s vote on the afternoon of the 14th was aimed at the amendment proposed by the government to decide whether to extend the period of Brexit.
According to the report, the postponed period can be long or short. In order to delay the Brexit short-term, the parliament must vote for Teresa May's Brexit agreement before March 20. However, if Teresa Maye’s Brexit agreement was to suffer from Waterloo for the third time, he had to think about extending the Brexit date to a longer time.
Teresa May previously stated that if the agreement was passed, the EU will apply to extend the Brexit period by three months to June 30.
However, whether it is a short-term or long-term delay in the Brexit period, it must first obtain the consent of the 27 member states of the European Union.
At the same time, the British Parliament has another controversial amendment on the 14th, which was proposed by the former Conservative Party member Wollaston, who announced his withdrawal from the party in February, whether it should be postponed to leave the EU and hold the second Brexit. The referendum was rejected by 85 votes in favor and 334 votes against.
In addition, the amendment motion proposed by the Labour Party member Powell believes that the extension of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty should not be later than June 20, that is, the Brexit must be completed before that, with 311 votes in favor and 314 votes against. The difference of only 3 votes was rejected.
After the results came out, the British Health Minister Hancock said that the idea of the second referendum on the Brexit vote had been "declined". Members obviously did not want to leave the EU and Teresa May’s Brexit agreement. Add another complicated option.
At the same time, the EU is also closely controlling the voting progress of the British Parliament. The European Commission said that it has already learned the results of the 14th vote, but extending Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty requires the EU member states to "unanimously agree."
(Article source: China News Network)