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COMING UP:Share Opener Variant 3



>> Prime Minister.>> Yeah.>> British Prime Minster Theresa May on Monday sought to break the parliamentary deadlock over Brexit. She's seeking further concessions from the European Union on a plan to prevent custom checks on Irish boarder. With little time left until the UK is due leave the EU on March 29th, there is no agreement in London on how or even whether it should.
And there's a growing chance of a dramatic no-deal exit with no provisions to soften the expected economic shock.>> So the noes have it.>> After her hard bargained Brexit deal with Brussels was soundly rejected by British lawmakers last week, May has been searching for a way to get an agreement through.
She told parliament she could not take a no-deal Brexit off the table, cuz there was no approved alternative yet.>> The right way to rule out no-deal is for this House to approve a deal with the European Union.>>
The only other guaranteed way to avoid a no-deal Brexit, is to revoke Article 50 which would mean staying in the EU.
>> But May shot down the idea of a second referendum.>> I fear a second referendum would set a difficult precedent that could have significant implications for how we handle referendums in this country. Not least, not least, strengthening the hand of those campaigning to break up our United Kingdom.
>> Hear, hear.>> May vowed to be, quote, more flexible with law makers in trying to agree to changes to the Northern Irish backstop, an insurance policy to ensure there will be no return to border checks between the British province and Ireland.