British MPs to vote on draft Brexit deal tomorrow

BRUSSELS: British MPs will vote on a draft Brexit deal tomorrow (Tuesday 12th of  March)  aimed at ensuring a smooth exit from the European Union to be followed by a transition period that could last until 2022. The agreement was voted down overwhelmingly by parliament in January but the government is hoping that the looming 29th March Brexit deadline will persuade many MPs to change their minds. Brexit hardliners have objected in particular to the agreement’s “backstop” provisions on the Irish border, which they fear could lock Britain indefinitely into a customs union with the EU. The government has been … Continue reading British MPs to vote on draft Brexit deal tomorrow