London: Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of the Opposition in the British Parliament has tabled a motion of no-confidence in British Prime Minister Theresa May for pushing back the date of the parliamentary vote on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.
His announcement came just after May set forth a new date for the vote, January 14 next year, after halting the vote from taking place on December 11 in the House of Commons.
“It is unacceptable for the country to wait another month before Parliament has the chance to vote on Theresa May’s botched deal. Therefore I have tabled a motion of no confidence in the PM this evening, so Parliament can take back control. #NoConfidence,” Corbyn tweeted.
May had halted the vote in order to discuss the concerns put forth by the House of Commons regarding the agreement with her European counterparts. She further defended the postponement by noting that she would lose the vote “by a significant margin”, while announcing her decision to halt the vote on December 10.
However, talks with the European Commission (EUCO”>EUCO) and her European counterparts brought no difference to the agreement, with the EUCO”>EUCO announcing that the agreement was not open to renegotiation.
“I know this is not everyone’s perfect deal. It is a compromise. But if we let the perfect be the enemy of the good, we risk leaving the EU with no deal,” May said during her address to the Commons on Monday (local time). She also shot down calls for another referendum in her latest address.
She had earlier survived a motion of no-confidence triggered against her by disgruntled members from her Conservative party on December 12.