The United Kingdom has taken another step towards securing a Brexit deal with the European Union. “This deal delivers what people voted for and it is in the national interest,” U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said.
The E.U. gave U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May ’s finalized draft of withdrawal the thumbs up, to the dismay of many.
In 2016, voters in the U.K. decided to leave the European Union, an economic and political partnership between 28 countries. Only a slim majority of citizens, 51%, were in favor of the referendum.
The U.K. has until March 2019 to agree to the terms of the split. But, as separations often are, this one has been messy.
Numerous Cabinet members resigned following the draft finalization, reportedly due to disagreements.
The current deal draft states that the U.K. will abide by some European Union rules, with which many disagree.
Some of May’s opponents want a “hard Brexit” and support cutting all ties to the EU. And it looks like there’s a real possibility of the PM losing her power.
A member of the Labour Party, Jon Trickett, said “Theresa May has no authority left and is clearly incapable of delivering a Brexit deal that commands even the support of her Cabinet.”
Next, May will take the pact to British Parliament for a vote.
But one thing’s clear: The British exit is anything but smooth.