LONDON   -  UK Prime Minister Theresa May has sent members of her cabinet to meet with voters in districts across the country so that citizens could influence the position of their parliamentarians who refused to support the Brexit agreement with the European Union, the Prime Minister’s office said Friday.

The British lawmakers are scheduled to vote on the Brexit agreement on December 11, after several days of debate. If the deal is rejected, there is a possibility that the United Kingdom will leave the bloc without an agreement at all, which, according to many experts, could result in an economic catastrophe for the country. The document, which May calls “the best possible deal,” is criticized by both the Conservatives and the opposition.

“We have delivered a deal that honours the vote of the British people. I’ve been speaking to factory workers in Scotland, farmers in Wales and people right across the country, answering their questions about the deal and our future. Overwhelmingly, the message I’ve heard is that people want us to get on with it. And that’s why it’s important that ministers are out speaking with communities across the UK today about how the deal works for them,” May was quoted as saying by her office.

This step is not a common practice in the United Kingdom. Such actions are usually taken during election campaigns before parliamentary elections. A source close to May’s office confirmed to Sputnik that on Friday, about 30 members of the government went to the regions, adding that the cabinet is trying to influence parliamentarians through the opinion of voters.

On December 1, May said she would prove to parliamentarians the benefits of the agreement reached with the European Union in the days remaining before voting in parliament. The UK prime minister stressed that the approval of the agreement would give the country and businesses some certainty.

 May promised herself to travel around the regions and meet people. The government office also organized closed consultations with the opposition on the issue of supporting the deal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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