U.K. Prime Minister Ponders Fourth Brexit Vote as EU Calls Emergency Summit

By Anna Breuer on 30 March 2019
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Britain’s political crisis deepened after lawmakers on Friday rejected the government’s Brexit plan for a third time, leaving the country with the option of an abrupt exit from the European Union in mid April or a long delay of the exit.

Speaking in Parliament after the vote, May warned that other measures including a possible general election might be necessary.

“I fear we are reaching the limits of this process in this House,” Mrs. May said, although she is now expected to bring the measure to a vote in Parliament one last time in the coming week.

As a result of Friday’s vote in Parliament, EU leaders are planning an emergency summit on April 10 to seek a way forward.

The measure on Friday was defeated by 344 votes to 286. The British pound fell sharply against the U.S. dollar and the euro on Friday after the vote.

A “hard” or no-deal Brexit could mean crippling tariffs, border gridlock and shortages of goods including food and medicine.

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