He pointed to the obligations that the Prime Minister had withdrawn from the law since MPs voted on the agreement in the last Parliament in October. These include promises on workers` rights, Parliament`s role in the review of future trade negotiations and the protection of refugee children. Prime Minister David Cameron resigned following a British referendum in June 2016, in which 52 per cent voted to leave the EU and 48 per cent would vote to remain in the EU. On 29 March 2017, Theresa May`s new Uk government formally informed the EU of its intention to step down and begin the Brexit process. The withdrawal was originally scheduled for March 29, 2019. It was delayed by a deadlock in the British Parliament after the June 2017 general election, resulting in a suspended Parliament, where the Conservatives lost their majority but remained the main party. This blockage has led to three extensions of the Article 50 procedure. Friday`s vote focused on the second reading of the law, in which MPs will vote on whether they were in principle ready to pass a bill. Changes can be made at later stages. “This vision of the independence of the United Kingdom, a vision that inspires so many people, is now, if this Parliament, this new Parliament, allows it, just hours before our understanding,” Johnson told the House of Commons. “The oven is in place, so to speak, it is attached to the gas mark 4, you can make it until lunch or late lunch.” “My party`s pro-Brexit policy has failed.
Today was and still is an opportunity to stop the hesitation and send a message to our lost voters – the voters to whom our party was created to give them a voice in Parliament – that we want to hear them, cherish them and really rebuild their trust,” she said. Jeremy Corbyn said Labour would continue to oppose the government`s Brexit deal, but six Labour MPs defied the party`s whip and voted with the government, and about 20 others voluntarily abstained, including Shadow Housing Minister John Healey. “With the heaviest heart, I can`t vote with my party today, but I`ll always put my constituents first.” Economists believe Brexit will have an immediate and longer-term impact on the UK`s economies and at least part of the EU-27. In particular, there is broad consensus among economists and the economic literature that Brexit should reduce the UK`s real per capita income in the medium and long term and that the Brexit referendum itself has hurt the economy. [b]   Studies have shown that from June 2016, the uncertainty created by Brexit has reduced UK GDP, UK national income, business investment, employment and international trade in the UK.       In October 2017, Chris Patten described Brexit as “the most devastating example of national self-injury in my life.”  On June 26, 2017, the Conservatives and the DUP agreed on a confidence-and-delivery agreement whereby the DUP would support the Conservatives in important votes in the House of Commons during Parliament. The agreement included an additional $1 billion for Northern Ireland, highlighted mutual assistance for Brexit and national security, showed its commitment to the Good Friday agreement and indicated that measures such as the state`s triple pension scheme and the payment of winter fuels would be maintained.  The member of the House of Commons ratified the government`s withdrawal agreement on Thursday evening by 330 votes to 231.