Friday 22 March and so much has happened in the last week!
The speaker blocked meaningful vote 3 on the May deal, invoking a precedent set in 1604. Mrs May went on live television to the British people and blamed MPs in the House for not making a decision.
Yesterday was the EU Summit in Brussels and Mrs May addressed the 27 EU leaders for 90 minutes, asking for a delay on BREXIT until the 30th of June. Late into the evening, without her in the meeting, they came back and gave the UK:
- A delay on the 29 March BREXIT deadline until 22 May, providing the House of Commons approves the May Deal next week, ie by 29 March
- If they don’t, the delay will run to 12 April, for other options to be considered
These other options the UK has would presumably by then be:
- A no deal exit on 12 April
- A long extension, requiring the UK to take part in the EU elections on 23 May
- Revoking Article 50 and starting again…
A new petition urging the Government to revoke Article 50 currently has 2.2 million signatures.