Why was it that MP's couldn't agree on a soft Brexit and reject all of Theresa Mays deals?
- giginotgigiLv 71 year agoFavourite answer
May's deal has been agreed by EU. If any rejection, EU will not accept or do any modification. Parties of rejection have not ideas of international negotiation.
- marsLv 71 year ago
She was unable to produce a hard Brexit
- FLv 61 year ago
Because MPs are denying the democratic will of the people. We try to force democracy on third world countries, and yet parliament doesn't want it for the UK.
- John PLv 71 year ago
Something which was not mentioned by either side in the campaigns before the referendum in 2016 - the fact that the UK would have a land border with the EU in Ireland. And a border which has huge political and religious and historical sensitivities.
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- ZedLv 61 year ago
The backstop border is a non starter. We WILL NOT be separated from NI. Not now not ever. That is the problem.
- Anonymous1 year ago
The politicians haven't a clue what they are doing. All they are concerned about is big business they are not interested in the will of the people it's shameful.
- LudwigLv 61 year ago
Because there is no such thing as a 'soft' Brexit. What that meaningless phrase implies is a theoretical exemption from European regulations, while still being tied to the EU by their customs restrictions and obliged to devise parallel regulations to the ones they have already formed, but fooling ourselves we did it 'of our own accord'.
We need to readjust to a position of global trade, which was the only reason the archipelago known as the British Isles off the North West of Europe ever achieved global significance in the first place.
- SigmondLv 51 year ago
It partly goes back to 2017 when Theresa May called an unnecessary general election (after saying she wouldn't) and became dependent on the DUP for support in parliament on a vote by vote basis. The DUP refuses to support Theresa May's deal on the basis that it might result in the reintroduction of a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. That would be contrary to the Good Friday Agreement which ended The Troubles. Then there are the hardline Brexiteers who support leaving the EU without a deal regardless of the consequences for the UK economy and jobs and see May's deal as a betrayal. Without the votes of the DUP and those Tories there isn't enough support for the deal in parliament.
The 'indicative votes' in parliament a few weeks ago revealed strong, but not quite enough, support for Kenneth Clarke's proposal for a customs union. That is what Labour supports so it might be revisited.
- Anonymous1 year ago
We didn't vote to remain in the EU in all but name.
- Jack HLv 71 year ago
May had too many *red lines* at the very beginning, and, she pig headedly refuses to change any of them. She tried to satisfy a small number of her own party, to keep the party together, but, has managed to make an un acceptable deal, she seems to care more about the Tory Party than Britain, she has always been unable to take criticism or, compromise in any way...