Following Theresa May’s Deal Being Rejected By 149 Votes, Britain Split Over Second Brexit Vote Prospect
March 18th, 2019 / 10:21 AM
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Tension is fueling up over the exit date of United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU), with high chances of a second referendum on the United Kingdom exiting the European Union.
According to a latest Opinium poll for the Observer, an equal proportion of voters believe there should be a second referendum for Brexit, as believe that the UK should leave EU without a deal.
According to the survey, in order to hold a second public vote 43 percent of the country’s people supports Brexit, and 43 percent believe that without any agreement with Brussels, UK should simply quit.
The poll comes after Theresa May’s deal was rejected by 149 votes. She had proposed a deal of minimizing delay to three months and asked the parliament to support her deal. MPs also voted in order to extend article 50 by a minimum of three months, and to rule out no-deal. After the poll result, there is a possibility that the remaining voters may be encouraged to vote for a second referendum over the Brexit.
May’s ratings on her handling of Brexit remain dire (-30%, when the proportion who disapprove of her handling of it – 56% – is subtracted from the proportion who approve – 26%).
Despite the government’s troubles over Brexit, and cabinet splits on the issue, the Conservatives (on 38%) hold a four-point lead over Labour (34%) with the Liberal Democrats and Ukip both on 8%, reported The Guradian.
What happened this week?
It has been a hectic week for the UK’s members of the parliament because of a three-day voting exercise. Although the votes do not have a legal binding, they still cannot be ignored by UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May.
On Tuesday, March 12, the MPs debated over the changes in the Brexit deal in the House of Commons. This voting has a legal binding.
On Thursday, March 14, the lawmakers in the United Kingdom’s House of Commons voted to delay the Brexit’s planned date of March 29, 2019. The majority of voters voted against the proposal, leaving the a doubt that the United Kingdom may now not leave the European Union according to the previously fixed date.
What do we get now?
The poll exhibits the speculations that if the UK remains a part of EU till May 23, there are high chances of a majority of the British people would find voting in the European elections unacceptable .
Many said they would not vote for the new MEPs. While 13 percent said they would not vote at all, 19 percent would vote for the labour, another 19 percent for the Tories and another 11 percent for the Ukip.
Written by : Shubham Khairnar (Intern)
Edited by : Sumanti Sen