UK Parliament to vote May’s withdrawal bill in June

Brussels, Belgium. 25th Nov 2018. British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a press conference following the extraordinary EU leaders summit to finalise and formalise the Brexit agreement. - Görsel
UK Parliament to vote May’s withdrawal bill in June

The U.K.’s House of Commons will vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement Bill in early June, according to the country’s Brexit minister. Stephen Barclay said, “If the House of Commons does not approve the WAB, then the Barnier deal is dead in that form and the House will have to then address a fundamental question between whether it will pursue and communicate on a no-deal option or whether it will revoke.” During the same date, U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to visit the U.K. “Obviously there is President Trump’s visit as well so that is going to be an interesting week,” Barclay said. Last month, EU leaders and U.K. agreed to a Brexit extension, allowing Britons to delay departure date until Oct. 31. European Council President Donald Tusk said, “EU27 has agreed an extension of Art. 50. This means additional six months for the UK to find the best possible solution.” The European Union declaration, which emphasizes that the history of postponement should have a minimal impact on the Eurozone economy, stated that the U.K. would have to participate in the European Parliament’s (EP) elections if it continues as an EU member on 23-26 May.