German Chancellor Angela Merkel said “clear, far-reaching proposals have been made that take into account the concerns of Britain and that seek to find answers to them.” She wanted an orderly Brexit but the UK parliament now had to decide. But she noted that “pressure from outside is not the right instrument to convince people”. And, “we expressly support this step. But this is not about pressure, it is about partnership where one tries to protect one’s own interests and others’ interests to find a solution”.

Yesterday, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned that “there will be no third chance, there will be no further interpretations of the interpretations, no further assurances of the re-assurances – if the meaningful vote tomorrow fails.” “The choice is clear: it is this deal, or Brexit may not happen at all. Let’s bring the UK’s withdrawal to an orderly end. We owe it to history,” Juncker added.

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