LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May told lawmakers on Tuesday to keep her nerve over Brexit and give her more time to negotiate an agreement acceptable to both the European Union and the British Parliament.
The United Kingdom is about to leave the European Union on March 29 without an agreement by May may convince the block to change the divorce agreement that it agreed last year and get it approved by British legislators.
"The conversation is at a crucial stage," Parliament said. "We now all need to keep our nerves in order to get the changes that this house requires and deliver Brexit in time."
Leader of the opposition party Jeremy Corbyn accused her of running around the clock with negotiations to push Parliament to support her affair.
British lawmakers rejected Mays' recall agreement last month, with the big point of the Irish backstop ̵
Critics say the policy could allow Britain to be subject to EU rules for years or even indefinitely after leaving the block.
The EU says the backstop is crucial to avoid the return of border controls in Ireland and has refused to resume the Brexit divorce agreement, although it may be legally binding to replace the most disputed parts of the backstop.
"By getting the changes we need to backstop, by protecting and improving workers' rights and environmental protection and by reinforcing Parliament's role in the next negotiating phase, I believe we can reach an agreement that Parliament can support," says May. ] EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said Monday that the block would agree to align the political declaration on the EU-UK ties after Brexit, which is included in the package, to reflect a plan for a closer future relationship that could eliminate the need by backstop.
"It is clear from our side that we will not resume the revocation agreement but we will continue our discussion in the coming days," Barnier said.
May follow three options in conversation with Brussels: Negotiating a way for the UK to leave backstop but needing an EU agreement, agreeing a time limit for backstop or finding an alternative arrangement that completely replaces it.
DOWN THE CLOCK?
Parliament will hold a debate on Brexit on February 14, but with just 45 days until the UK leaves the block, it is not expected to change in the closing process and no date has been set for another vote to approve or reject May
Can say that she had not reached a deal in Brussels, she would deliver another progress report on February 26 and give another chance to Parliament to express her opinion on her approach the following day.
She said she was prepared to speed up other parts of the ratification process in the Brexit agreement if time is too tight to pass the legislation before the expiry date – a move that was interpreted as a sign she was willing to continue negotiating until the last moment .
Opponents of Brexit argue may disappear with misleading, so legislators will be exposed to the opportunity to support her agreement or leave without an agreement, disorderly withdrawal as corporate fear will cause serious damage to the economy and jobs.
"It seems that the prime minister has only one real tactic: to run the whole clock and hope that members of the House are shocked to support a deeply wrong deal," Corbyn told Parliament .
"This is an irresponsible act. She is currently playing and playing with people's jobs, our financial security, and the future of our industry."
May, delaying a vote on the deal in December when it was obvious that Parliament would reject That, Corbyn replied by saying that she was not responsible for the delay, instead blaming Parliament's failure to back it.
"I wanted this sorted before Christmas, I took back an agreement … It's not me trying to run around the clock," said May, and haunted and resisted opposition lawmakers.
Additional reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Elizabeth Piper; Editing by Janet Lawrence