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<TitreRecueil>pursuant to Rule 143 of the Rules of Procedure</TitreRecueil>

<Titre>on Brexit</Titre>

<Depute>Richard Corbett</Depute>


Motion for a European Parliament resolution on Brexit

The European Parliament,

 having regard to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU),

 having regard to Rule 143 of its Rules of Procedure,

A. whereas more than three years have passed since the Brexit referendum of 23 June 2016 and the UK has still not left the European Union;

B. whereas this reflects the inherent problems with leaving the European Union that were not spelled out at the time of the referendum;

C. whereas Brexit bears no resemblance to what was promised by the Leave campaign during the referendum campaign;

D. whereas there is therefore significant pressure in the UK to have a new referendum;

E. whereas all the main opposition parties (the Labour Party, the Scottish National Party, the Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party) now support holding a new referendum;

F. whereas the new British Prime Minister has not ruled out leaving the European Union without a withdrawal agreement, regardless of its disastrous consequences;

1. Calls on the European Council to give maximum flexibility for the UK to resolve the internal British crisis on this issue and, if necessary, extend the Article 50 deadline.


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