Brexit remains shaky just at the verge of materializing

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The United Kingdom will leave the EU on March 29, exactly two years after May, Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon was promulgated to officially notify the European Commission of the decision of the United Kingdom to withdraw after a referendum in 2016.

The top labor officials, under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, have called for a new general election to ensure a better agreement with the EU, something that the continental economic group would not look on badly after having expressed a few months ago that "the package agreed was not negotiated again".

The nature of Brexit is such that alliances between parties have emerged in the Commons, uniting conservative and laborist parliamentarians in a call for a repeated referendum on Brexit, something that is now known as the popular vote.

Corbyn himself and British Prime Minister, Theresa May, have ruled it out until now, but for the leader there is the problem of the Democratic Unionist Party, a right-wing regional platform in Northern Ireland that points to overthrowing the plan unless get more clarification on the terms and conditions of Irish support.

Known as "backstop", this position would act as an insurance policy to maintain an open border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in case there is no agreement. The pro-British DUP, however, opposed the hypothetical situation that Belfast could, therefore, remain in regulatory alignment with Dublin instead of London. All the negotiating parties have expressed their desire to avoid the need for such support.

Given this possibility, Stephen Barclay has also stated that there is no intention to extend the term of two years ending on March 29, nor cancel this proposed departure. However, the European Union does not reduce flexibility or guarantees at the exit, while maintaining its position of "unfavorable" before any action that means the departure of one of the members of the European bloc.

At the moment, the conditions are still there and Theresa May is the only one that is weakened by the progress of the days with respect to Brexit, so that with the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union or without it, it is possible that this be the last period of the leader in her position, despite having been a decision supported by popular election.


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