The mayor of London is asking Prime Minister Theresa May to postpone Brexit, scheduled for March 29th.
The mayor of London has urged Prime Minister Theresa May to postpone the date of Brexit, scheduled for March 29, saying she no longer has time to rework the withdrawal agreement with the European Union.
“It is clear that we can not reach a meaningful agreement approved by Parliament before March 29th,” Sadiq Khan told AFP, a figure in Labor, Britain’s main opposition party. “I hope the Prime Minister will be right,” he added, hoping that she will postpone the exit date or withdraw from the withdrawal process.
He defends the organisation of a second referendum
A month of Brexit, the United Kingdom risk an exit without agreement, the MPs overwhelmingly rejected in January the text hardly negotiated between Ms. May and the EU. The leader is now seeking to amend the agreement, hoping that it will be adopted by the British Parliament by March 12th. If the MEPs recalent it again, it will ask them on March 13th if they want to leave the EU without agreement. If it refuses, it will submit to them on March 14th a proposal for a “limited” Brexit report.
But European leaders have warned that to be accepted, any postponement will have to be duly justified. The Euroophile Sadiq Khan, who defends the organisation of a second referendum on Brexit, believes that freezing the exit process is the most realistic solution.
“Stop the watch”
“Let’s stop the watch,” he said. “The agreement negotiated by the Prime Minister, even if she is able to improve it, is a bad agreement (…) Parliament is deadlocked” .
“In these circumstances, I think we should allow the British to have their say” said the mayor.
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said this week he would support a second referendum. But the Conservative Party of Theresa May is fiercely opposed to any new popular consultation.
Khan unveiled on Thursday a new study showing that, despite concerns over the shape of future relations between the UK and the EU, London attracted more foreign direct investment last year than any other city of the world.