Teresa May announced that she would vote on the de-Europe agreement on January 14 next year. (Figure: American Federation)
Overseas Network, Dec. 18 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May postponed her vote on the de-EU agreement until mid-January next year. The British Cabinet met on Tuesday to discuss strengthening the preparations for Britains de-EU without an agreement.
According to the Associated Press (AP), the main issue discussed by the British Cabinet at the meeting focused on how to allocate 2 billion ($2.5 billion, 17.4 billion yuan) of government funds to absorb potential economic chaos caused by the lack of an agreement to leave Europe.
James Brokenshire, the community minister, told the BBC that Teresa Mays cabinet had been serious about the prospect of non-agreement de-Europeanization, but that preparation was correct and appropriate for a disorderly de-Europeanization.
It is reported that the British government and the European Union signed the de-EU agreement last month, but when the British Parliament voted last week, the Prime Minister decided to postpone the vote on the agreement because the overwhelming majority of parliamentarians opposed it.
It is understood that Teresa May had intended to win EU support in order to provide more versions of the agreement for reluctant parliamentarians, but the EU rejected the attempt. After her partys vote of no confidence, Teresa Mays authority was shaken, with more than a third of Conservative MPs joining the opposition.
In response, Teresa May insisted on Monday that she could clarify the EU so as to ensure that sceptical MPs could vote in favour of the de-EU agreement when the British Parliament votes on it on January 14 next year.
At present, the process of Britains de-Europe has reached an impasse. Many opponents, including Teresa Mays Conservative colleagues, remain opposed to the agreement. Some pro-EU lawmakers argue that economic shocks can be mitigated by non-agreement, while pro-EU lawmakers say that non-agreement must be avoided at all costs.
Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the main opposition Labour Party, put forward a distrust motion against the Prime Minister on Monday, accusing Teresa Maine of deliberately delaying voting and wasting time to force Parliament to choose between her de-European agreement and her non-agreement.
Reported that Kobins action is symbolic: the failure of the vote on such a bill will increase pressure on the Prime Minister, but unlike the cabinet vote of no confidence, the motion will not trigger a possible re-cabinet election.
The government said it would not give parliament time to debate the bill and criticized Cobin for playing tricks. Other opposition parties accused Colbin of taking a futile stance and called on him to push for a no-confidence vote in the Cabinet, which could trigger parliamentary debate and re-election.