Queen Elizabeth II against the backdrop of continuing disagreements in Parliament over the issue of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union (Brexit), has veiled her appeal to MPs to establish a polite dialogue and come to a common understanding. The monarch made this statement on Friday during her speech on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Sandringham Women’s Institute, the public organization of which she is the head.
“Of course, every generation faces new challenges and prospects. When we’re looking for new answers in the modern age, for example, I prefer time-honored recipes such as a good tone when communicating with each other and respect for different points of view; to come together to identify common ground and never lose sight of the big picture. For me, these methods are timeless, and I recommend them all,” said the head of the British state, who is traditionally a politically neutral figure.
A referendum on the United Kingdom’s future membership in the European Union was held on 23 June 2016. Brexit supporters won the referendum with 51.9% of the vote. It should result in the official withdrawal of Great Britain from the EU on March 29 this year.
On 15 January, the House of Commons of the British Parliament rejected the agreement with the EU on the terms of Brexit. Later, on 21 January, Prime Minister Theresa Mae presented an alternative plan for Brexit to Parliament. In fact, the document, submitted by the head of the government to the House of Commons in the form of a so-called parliamentary proposal, became a kind of “book of complaints and suggestions” for deputies. Parliamentarians have until 29 January to discuss this document, after which it will be immediately put to the vote.