British PM stays after no-confidence vote, attends EU summit

British Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a no-confidence vote in her ruling Conservative Party and on Thursday attends a summit of the European Union.

British public broadcaster BBC reports that in the evening of Thursday, December 12, in the British Parliament, 117 Conservative members of the House of Commons voted against her in the office, while 200 other members voted for her to remain.

Responding to the anger of her fellow party members about how she has handled Brexit talks, May stated after the vote: «I have heard what the House of Commons said about the Northern Ireland backstop and, when I go to the European council tomorrow, I will be seeking legal and political assurances that will assuage the concerns that members of parliament have on that issue».

Duing the Thursday’s summit, the British head of government will have an opportunity to spell out face to face the problems surrounding the withdrawal agreement at Westminster to the 27 other EU leaders. However, the Brexit deal is non-negotiable, according to the EU.

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