Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Research shows that some british parliamentarians pro-Europe now support Brexit – DCI

11/10/2016 – 16h58

By Kylie MacLellan

LONDON – A number of parliamentarians who opposed disafliation of the United Kingdom of the European Union in a referendum in June, the so-called Brexit, now they would support the beginning of the procedures of the severance of the formal block – as long as it is for Parliament to decide, showed a survey by Reuters.

The results of the survey by the internet have created the possibility of the british prime minister, Theresa May, to be able to win a vote in what had been a Parliament predominantly pro-EU, though its government continue determined to prevent the realization of such a query.

May have said that will trigger Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty – which gives the starting point of an initial period of two years during which the Uk must negotiate the terms of his departure – until the end of march next year, without giving a vote to the parliamentarians.

But the High Court in London should begin to hear on Thursday a legal challenge filed by the administrator of an investment fund pro-EU that wants to force the prime minister to let Parliament decide when, how and whether it will enable the Article 50.

In online search, Reuters asked the members of the Lower Chamber of the british – excluding the nearly 100 who have positions in the government and therefore are obliged to keep track of the position of May – as would if the challenge was successful.

Of the 57 who responded, more than 60 percent said they would support the start of formal negotiations. More than a third of respondents who voted for the “is” in the referendum of 23 June said they now agree to trigger the process of Brexit.

“The consequence of one vote ‘goes out’ it was clear to all, that we would be out of the EU. The majority of the voters of the ‘is’ does not want the democratic process of the referendum outlined by the members of the Parliament,” said a member of the Conservative Party, which supported the “it is”, but now favors the activation of Article 50, in response to the anonymous survey.

May has described the legal challenges of Brexit as an attempt to “subvert” democracy, and to postpone the proceedings after the british have chosen to separate from the block with a margin of 52 to 48 per cent of the votes.

In the survey, all of the 21 congressmen who voted “out” in June supported the invocation of Article 50. Of the 36 respondents from the field of “is”, 14 said that they endorse the start of negotiations of Brexit.

May have needed a change of opinion significant among the parliamentarians if a vote were held – about three-quarters of the 650 members of the Lower Chamber supported it, the permanence in the EU prior to the referendum.



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