The politics revolving around the exit of Britain from the European Union popularly known as Brexit is being surrounded by the new and gripping tale of events every day. The Prime Minister of Britain, Theresa May is planning to hold the latest referendum that will analyse the membership of the country in the European Union. She extended an offer to the lawmakers of the UK to cast their votes on whether it should be held or not. May is adamant on a successful departure of the UK from the EU and hence wants all the lawmakers to support her decision. So in this one-for-one deal, she has offered them the power to vote only if they defend her.
What Is The Referendum That May Wants To Conduct?
A bill would be passed that would require the lower house in Britain to vote in favour of it and would be the last chance for the prime minister, whose term is expiring, fixing the deal. The second referendum shall be conducted that would require the Britons to reject or approve the Brexit terms. The referendum has been demanded by the lawmakers who have till now not been in support of May’s view to exit EU. Theresa May did not recognize the need of the bill at the first instance that required the voice of British people to say whether they want a Brexit or not. But now she believes that this is important. The referendum will only be conducted in the face of the condition when the withdrawal bill from EU is supported by the parliament. This, although seems very unlikely in spite of dedicated efforts of the prime minister.
What Opposition Has To Say Regarding The Bill?
The leader of the main party of the opposition said that this new bill is just like old bad stuff repacked, already rejected thrice by parliament. The opposition also said that the Prime Minister was late in bringing out the bill, as the time for departure from the post of Prime Minister comes close. The people are also critical of the prime minister for being a failure in making the UK exit from the EU. They consider this step as something very stressing and bringing nothing special or bold out of it. Around 17 million people had voted way back in an opinion poll that Britain should exit from the EU. But now conducting referendums and passing bills to propagate the same issue seems to be in bad taste.
What Has The PM Said As Counter Argument?
The timeline of Britain leaving the EU had been decided way back in 2016 when Britain voted in favour of Brexit. Due to political complications, the timeline of exit has kept on increasing and is pending until now. The prime minister has been trying to garner the support of people supporting both EU as well as Brexit. She is making sure there is a middle way to seal the open borders of Ireland, which if left open, will lead to EU influence in Britain. May also ensured that high standards would be maintained on environmental protection and worker’s rights. Also, provisions for a smooth trade between EU and Britain would be facilitated.
Why Should Britain Leave The EU?
The Prime Minister believes that Britain should leave the EU as it would work in favour of security protection, congenial relations with allies, protect the jobs and work towards the progress of the whole UK.