In the UK, yesterday was an important day.*
MPs voted in the evening whether they supported an agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union. It sets out how the UK should leave the European Union.
British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed on a long-standing deal with representatives of the European Union in Brussels.
But the MPs rejected this agreement. The Premier now has three days now to prepare the so-called Plan B.
On March 29, the deadline for Brexit expires. It may even happen that Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement.
British voters voted in favuor of Brexit or the decision for the UK to leave the European Union in a special elections called a referendum. In 2016, more than half decided that their country should leave the European Union after 43 years.
Many soon regretted their decision. They wanted to vote again.
They were also represented by MPs who voted against the Withdrawal Agreement between Great Britain and the EU.
However, the deal was opposed not only by those who changed their minds, but also those who had been Remainers from the very beginning. The Prime Minister was not even supported by those who want Britain to leave the European Union.
They are convinced that the agreement in this form is bad for Great Britain.
Children could not vote. However, they had said what they thought about Brexit.
»We should stay,« at the time said nine-year-old Madeleine in the First News newspaper in Britain. »Being part of the European Union has not hurt anyone. It also helps to prevent wars because we are friends with many countries.«
Points to Consider
- Did UK citizens understand what they are voting about?
- Did they understand that after the referendum?
- Why did the children not support Brexit?
*The original version of this article was published on January 16th.
English translation courtesy of JL Flanner, Total Slovenia News, an English language website with news from and about Slovenia.