A group of Conservatives in the British Parliament who want a break with the EU are not going to vote for Prime Minister May’s Brexit deal. One of the leaders of the fierce ‘brexiteers’, Jacob Rees-Mogg, complained that nothing has changed and that the British still cannot get out of the ‘backstop’ without the consent of Brussels.
After analyzing May’s latest proposals, he and kindred spirits of the European Research Group (ERG) made it clear that they are not changing their position. The ERG has rejected the “legally binding changes,” with which May tried to persuade her opponents to vote for her deal. The Brexit deal of May was voted down mid-January with 202 votes in favor and no less than 432 against. Among the anti-voters were 118 Conservatives and all ten DUP’s Northern Irish parliamentarians.