By Nick Baum
TUESDAY – 4/2/19
Last night, the United Kingdom’s Parliament failed to reach a majority agreement on an alternative plan to the controversial Brexit plan sponsored by Prime Minister Theresa May. Monday was the second day that the opposition to Brexit had control of the House of Commons, in which there was a debate back and forth regarding the Brexit plan and any alternative to it.
Brexit, which was voted on in the summer of 2016, is the effort for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, an alliance of 28 European countries agreeing to the same economic and political standards and deals. The Brexit referendum barely passed, by a 51 to 49 percent majority, but the specifics and standards have been debated between lawmakers for years since the vote.
Today, Theresa May will hold a five-hour conference with her cabinet, with the first three hours of the meeting discussing just the business of her political party, the Conservative Party. The opposition, which consists of both the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats Party, has united against the Brexit deal, in a back and forth effort that seems difficult to settle.
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