What are Theresa May's Brexit options now?

What are Theresa May's Brexit options now?

The U.K. and the European Union have agreed to "legally binding changes" to the European Union withdrawal agreement and the political declaration, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday night. Parliament's next step, in a vote Thursday, will be to seek a delay of that looming departure date.

He also said that they had agreed a second document, a joint statement to expedite the negotiation of the future relationship.

Wilson said the legal assurances secured by May "fall short" of her promises, but he did not indicate whether the party would, again, vote against the Withdrawal Agreement in the House of Commons.

Even her voice was nearly gone.

The opposition Labour Party has called for a General Election - and criticised Theresa May for allowing a free vote on no deal.

But despite the war of words, both sides say talks are continuing over the weekend, just days before May will face parliament once again after resoundingly losing the first vote in parliament on January 15.

Many British lawmakers object to the backstop on the grounds that it could leave Britain subject to European Union rules indefinitely or cleave Northern Ireland away from the rest of the United Kingdom.

Verhofstadt said that "I don't see reason to give any extension if first of all we don't know what the majority position is of the House of Commons".

European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas says the EU was "open and willing" to hold talks with the United Kingdom although no further meetings at a political level have been made.

Juncker said he recommended the deal to the EU Council, which represents member states, and that Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar was prepared to back the changes on the backstop.

"She is simply saying it reduces the chances of us being kept in the backstop", Wilson told LBC radio, in reference to the so-called "Irish backstop" - the policy within the Withdrawal Agreement aimed at making sure no hard border appears between Northern Ireland and Ireland. The plans cover how to avoid a hard border with Ireland and what tariffs would take effect.

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In a written legal opinion, Cox said that if U.K. -EU negotiations became stalled through "intractable differences", Britain would have "no internationally lawful means of exiting the Protocol's arrangements, save by agreement".

"Potentially it is going to be a nightmare", said Michael Eddy, a district councilor who lives in the aptly named town of Deal, a few miles from the major Channel port of Dover on England's south coast.

"What then happens with local people wanting to go about their business, wanting to get to hospitals, wanting to get their kids to school, all of that kind of stuff?" he said.

Even if the deal is approved, Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay said there might need to be a "technical extension" so that all the needed laws can be passed.

"Now is the time to come together, to back this improved Brexit deal, and to deliver on the instruction of the British people".

"Let's be crystal clear about the choice - it is this deal or Brexit might not happen at all", he said. "Please make up your minds in London, because this uncertainty can not continue". It backed emergency plans to provide continuity for everything from air, port and road traffic to foreign students to the fishing industry.

Alan Wager, a Brexit expert at the U.K.in a Changing Europe think tank, said Parliament this week could decisively rule out both Ms.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas issued a warning to British lawmakers.

He added that "whoever rejects the agreement plays with the welfare of their citizens and the economy in a reckless way".

Many Britons wish they could share his optimism.

Yet May has not given up on a third attempt to get her deal through Parliament again.

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