British lawmakers adopted an amendment, giving more powers if the Bregovit agreement is not accepted in the decisive vote on December 11th.
The amendment was proposed yesterday by conservative pro-European lawmaker Dominique Griev, on the first of the five parliamentary sessions devoted to the EU’s exit agreement.
Despite the May government’s opposition, the measure was passed with 321 votes in favor, against 299 votes against, thanks to opposition votes and 25 lawmakers from the ruling Conservative Party.
If the contract is rejected on December 11, the law provides for a government to submit to Parliament a plan, within 21 days, by January 1, how to proceed with the EU exit procedure.
This amendment gives MPs the opportunity to make changes in the text, which the Government will propose to the Parliament.