British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Tuesday propose formally ruling out a no-deal Brexit in a bid to avoid a rebellion by lawmakers, who are threatening to grab control of the divorce process, The Sun and Daily Mail newspapers reported.
If May does rule out a no-deal, it would mark one of the biggest turning points in the United Kingdom’s labyrinthine Brexit crisis since the shock 2016 referendum vote to leave the European Union.
After the British parliament voted 432-202 against her divorce deal in January, the worst defeat for a government in modern British history, May has tried to use the threat of a potentially disorderly no-deal Brexit to get concessions out of the EU.
But British lawmakers worried that May risks thrusting the world’s fifth largest economy into an economic crisis have threatened to usurp control of Brexit from the government in a series of votes on Wednesday.
Source: News Agencies