The long-awaited vote on the EU Withdrawal Agreement in the UK Parliament is almost here, and the world is watching with bated breath. So, when is the vote scheduled to take place?
The vote is set to take place on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019, after being postponed from its original date in December 2018. The vote will take place in the House of Commons, and will be watched closely by politicians, journalists, and citizens around the globe.
The Withdrawal Agreement outlines the terms of the UK`s exit from the European Union, and has been a source of controversy and debate since it was first proposed. If the agreement is approved by Parliament, it will pave the way for a smooth and ordered exit from the EU. If it is rejected, however, the future of Brexit is uncertain.
In the lead up to the vote, members of Parliament have been debating the merits of the agreement and how it will affect the UK`s future relationship with the EU. Many lawmakers are concerned about the «backstop» provision, which is designed to ensure that there is no hard border between Northern Ireland (part of the UK) and the Republic of Ireland (part of the EU). Some politicians fear that this provision will keep the UK tied to the EU in an indefinite customs union, while others believe it is necessary to avoid a return to the violence of the Troubles.
The vote is expected to be a close one, and both sides are campaigning hard to win the support of MPs. Prime Minister Theresa May, who negotiated the agreement, has been making last-minute appeals to MPs to back the deal, arguing that it is the only way to deliver on the result of the 2016 Brexit referendum. Meanwhile, opposition parties and some Conservative rebels are calling for the agreement to be rejected in favor of a second referendum or a renegotiation of the deal.
Whatever the outcome of the vote, it will have significant repercussions for the UK and its relationship with the EU. For now, the world waits to see what will happen on January 15th.