On Tuesday, January 15, the vote on an agreement with the EU on Brexit will be held in the UK Parliament. It is reported by the BBC, citing its own sources in the government.
Earlier, British Prime Minister Theresa May noted that a week earlier, from January 7, the Parliament will resume the debate on this agreement. She added that if Parliament rejects this agreement, then there will be no other deal.
Secretary of State for International Trade of Great Britain Liam Fox said that there is a 50 percent chance that Brexit will be stopped if it is rejected by the country's parliament next month. This is reported by Reuters.
In Fox's opinion, the probability of a Brexit stopping by parliament is “50 to 50”.
“If we were not to vote for that, I’m not sure I would give it (Brexit) much more than 50-50,” Fox, a leading supporter of leaving the EU, told the Sunday Times newspaper.
We recall, the exit of the UK from the EU is scheduled for March 29, 2019. It was determined by a referendum in June 2016, in which 51.89% of Britons supported the country's withdrawal from the EU to regain control over their own funds, laws, borders and the domestic market.
British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson said he is working on plans to build two new military bases in the Caribbean and Southeast Asia. It is reported by Telegraph.
“These plans are part of an effort to make Britain a real global player, increasing the country's role in the international arena after it leaves the European Union. We need to clearly explain that Britain is again a global nation,” said Williamson.
The minister predicts that after Britain’s withdrawal from the EU "the political focus will shift quite dramatically" and Britain should deepen relations with Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the Caribbean, as well as African countries.
Williamson called the plan of action of the British government concerning unforeseen circumstances in case of chaotic Brexit, providing transfer of 3500 military men to a state of alert, “good reasonable planning”.
Britain already has bases in Cyprus, Gibraltar, the Falkland Islands and Diego Garcia island. In 1968, Great Britain left military bases in Southeastукт Asia and the Persian Gulf.