Published: Thu, March 21, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Raw Politics in full: Brexit delay and Fidesz party vote

Raw Politics in full: Brexit delay and Fidesz party vote

In incendiary remarks during Prime Minister's Questions, she accused MPs on all sides of "navel-gazing" and said parliament had "indulged itself on Europe for too long".

May said that would be unacceptable.

British MPs have hit out at Prime Minister Theresa May after she blamed their "political games" and indecision for the latest Brexit delay.

She is unwilling to ask for a long extension, which would infuriate the pro-Brexit wing of her divided Conservative Party. May said it was not in Britain's interests to take part in European elections.

But a leading European Commission official said a June 30 extension would cause "legal uncertainty" for the bloc.

Concerns have been raised over Fidesz's anti-immigration and anti-EU dialogue, which included a campaign - funded by the Hungarian government - that took aim at EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. "We have intensively moved towards Britain, there can be no more". May still faces the same problem: she must win over the Tory rebels and Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, which is against the deal and whose 10 MPs prop up Ms.

The increasing tension came as a new YouGov opinion poll conducted on March 19 found that 52 per cent of people want a Brextension, while 35 per cent say Britain should leave next with no deal.

Alison McGovern, another opposition Labour lawmaker, requested an emergency debate in Parliament on Brexit, seeking to challenge May's reported pursuit of a short delay. "Prime Minister, if you continue to apply for an extension to [the deadline], you will be betraying the British people".

"You, the public, have had enough", she said. That scuttled May's plan to try a third time to get the agreement approved.

British PM Theresa May to ask EU for short Brexit delay

John Bercow provoked uproar at Westminster on Monday when he ruled that the Government can not bring the Prime Minister's deal back for a third "meaningful vote" without substantial changes.

"But this will clearly not be completed before 29 March 2019", she wrote, adding that the timetable for passing the necessary legislation to allow Brexit was "inevitably uncertain".

The UK will only get an extension if all 27 European Union countries agree to the move.

"A situation in which Mrs May is unable to deliver sufficient guarantees on the credibility of her strategy at the European Council meeting would lead to the request being refused and a preference for a no deal", he told parliament.

The Leader of the House Andrea Leadsom is understood to have told the meeting: "This used to be the Cabinet that would deliver Brexit and now from what I'm hearing it's not". Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Trump Jr. said "democracy in the U.K.is all but dead".

Both sides are critical of May's approach to an extension: Brexiteers say it will betray voters' decision in 2016 to leave the European Union; pro-Europeans say it will only prolong Britain's Brexit crisis.

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May would need to either convince her entire party plus Northern Ireland's DUP to support the deal, or she would need to convince several dozen opposition MPs to defy their own parties and support it.

"If that doesn't happen, and if Great Britain does not leave at the end of March, then we are, I am sorry to say, in the hands of God", he said. "But I think even God has a limit to his patience".

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