UK Lawmakers Table Amendments For Thursday's Vote On Brexit Extension

UK Lawmakers Table Amendments for Thursday's Vote on Brexit Extension

UK lawmakers have tabled 10 amendments to the government's motion on a potential extension to Brexit deadline, which will be put to vote later on Thursday

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 14th March, 2019) UK lawmakers have tabled 10 amendments to the government's motion on a potential extension to Brexit deadline, which will be put to vote later on Thursday.

On Wednesday, the House of Commons voted against a no-deal exit, while on Tuesday it rejected the government's withdrawal deal.

The government says in its motion that if the House of Commons passes the withdrawal deal, it will ask the European Union for a Brexit deadline extension until June 30, instead of currently expected March 29. The government remarked that in case the deal has not been approved, the European Council would ask to give clear reasons for extensions. The government underlined that any extension beyond June 30 would oblige the United Kingdom to hold European elections scheduled for May.

Parliament Speaker John Bercow has selected four amendments for the vote.

Amendment H by Sarah Wollaston asks for an extension and a referendum. Brexit with an agreement or remaining an EU member should be referendum options.

Amendment E, backed by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, wants an extension and parliamentary time to work out a proposal that would secure a majority in the House.

Amendment I, brought forward by Labour and Conservatives, wants the House to have indicative votes on Brexit next Wednesday. An amendment to this amendment has also been selected for the vote.

Amendment J by Chris Bryant asks the House to prevent the government from submitting its withdrawal deal for vote again.

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