Their move to exit the European Union seems to have come to a standstills for the politicians , who are angling , it appears to throw the question back to their citizens…..
Theresa May, the British prime minister, faces renewed domestic pressure over Brexit after a series of high-profile U.K. politicians threw their support behind a second referendum, according to media reports.
David Lidington, the Cabinet Office minister and May’s de facto deputy, and Gavin Barwell, May’s chief of staff, have discussed holding a second referendum with both Labour MPs and other Cabinet ministers, the Sunday Times reported. The Guardian also said that other Conservative lawmakers were urging the embattled prime minister to offer MPs a so-called “free vote” on holding another plebiscite, or the right for politicians to vote how they believed rather than along party lines.
The reports, although unconfirmed, will ratchet up pressure on May, who has so far failed to garner meaningful concessions from other European Union leaders over changes to the Withdrawal Agreement. The U.K. leader adamantly opposes a second Brexit referendum, but the British media reports suggest that she could be willing to entertain that possibility if she cannot secure a majority for her proposals in the British parliament.
In a statement to the Sunday Times, May said those seeking a second referendum were hoping to “subvert the process for their own political interests.”
British officials are currently drawing up potential options surrounding a second nationwide vote, including offering voters the choice between May’s Brexit plan and a no deal, the Sunday Times reported. As part of the plans, British lawmakers could be offered a vote on a series of options, including May’s plan, a no deal, the so-called Norway option, and a second referendum.
Whichever option would garner the most amount of support in the British parliament would then potentially become the government’s default position.
Jeremy Hunt, the U.K.’s foreign minister, said that despite the threat of a no-deal Brexit, the country would be able to find a way to succeed, even without an agreement in place with the EU by next March….