The European Union, which the Brit’s are STILL members of, must go along with this…
The whole thing IS a HOT mess….
The U.K. voted in June 2016 to exit the European Union, and the March 29 departure date is almost here. But members of Parliament voted on Thursday to delay exit day. So what on earth happens now?
How long is the delay?
The vote authorized Prime Minister Theresa May to ask the EU to extend Article 50 (the legislation that pulls the U.K. out of the EU) until June 30 — that is, if MPs vote in favor of her Brexit deal when it is put to a vote for a third time next week. The short delay would be to allow the necessary legislation to be passed.
But if MPs once again reject her deal, she has warned that a longer extension will be necessary to work out what to do instead.
This would also mean the U.K. will have to take part in the European Parliament elections (and elect representatives to it) in two months.
The prospect of a proposed 21-month delay, to the end of 2020, would press euroskeptic Conservative Party MPs to vote for May’s deal to ensure that Brexit happens this year.
Will the EU agree?
To extend Article 50, the EU has to say yes. It probably will. But EU leaders have said the U.K. must provide a credible justification for an extension. Brussels would like to know what the U.K. wants, not just what it doesn’t want…..