Australia  

Celebrating 10 Years of Trusted News Discovery
One News Page
> > >

Brexit Extended Again: To October 31st

One News Page Staff Thursday, 11 April 2019
Brexit Extended Again: To October 31stby 👩‍💻 Stephanie Boyd

Following ongoing battles to enact any kind of deal for Brexit, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has been overruled by the European Union to now reach arrangements for the UK to leave the EU by October 31st. This is just over an additional five months where British citizens will have continue waiting in the balance to see what happens next.

In an attempt to thwart the very real prospect of a ‘no deal’ situation, May has continued to try and get backing for her take on a Brexit deal for the past few months. She, too, has attempted to encourage the EU to accept her shorter extension of up to June 30th to find a break in the deadlock. It was also floated in the press that there may have been an extension of up to a year on the table. It now appears that a middle ground has been found.

Mrs May took to Twitter to make her immediate thoughts known. “The choices we now face are stark and the timetable is clear. So we must now press on at pace with our efforts to reach a consensus on a deal that is in the national interest.”

According to BBC News, there is now also a mandate in place for the UK to hold European elections this May. Such a requirement will not go down well with many government ‘Brexiteers’, who will have been keen to have seen the UK leave the Union by the time such processes were to take place. However, the choice is clear – if European elections are not honored by the UK, a ‘no deal’ situation will become the default as of June 1st.

Germany: Brexit Extension Shouldn't Be Seen As A Chance To Reopen Negotiations
Germany: Brexit Extension Shouldn't Be Seen As A Chance To Reopen Negotiations
[video: Wochit News]

The so-called ‘flextension’ has been granted ‘only as long as necessary’ and will run up to October 31st at the latest, so that a deal to leave can be ratified through necessary channels. However, this too comes with a caveat for the UK – in that the European Council will no longer honor any further re-opening of negotiations over a deal. Therefore, everything rests firmly in the hands of May and UK ministers.

“The course of action will be entirely in the UK’s hands,” Donald Tusk publicly advised. “They can still ratify the withdrawal agreement, in which case the extension can be terminated.”

Tusk, however, did also note that the UK could now reconsider its strategy for leaving, or alternatively, ‘cancel Brexit altogether’. With the embattled PM continuing to push for a streamlined exit, this option still seems fairly slim – regardless of the extension in place.

Brexit extension granted: What happens now?
Brexit extension granted: What happens now?
[video: Press Association STUDIO]

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

You Might Like


Recent related videos from verified sources

Brexit supporters rally outside UK Parliament on now-extended October 31 deadline [Video]Brexit supporters rally outside UK Parliament on now-extended October 31 deadline

A group of Brexit supporters gathered outside Parliament in London on October 31, the day the UK was scheduled to leave the European Union. The protesters held banners reading "Never trust a Tory"..

Credit: Newsflare     Duration: 01:18Published

What Mini Crude-Oil Contracts Are and Why They Could Be Good Bets [Video]What Mini Crude-Oil Contracts Are and Why They Could Be Good Bets

TheStreet's CME Webinar -- How to Trade the Fed, Trade Wars, Brexit, Oil and Gold Using Futures -- has everything investors need to hedge risk factors across numerous segments using tools from CME..

Credit: The Street     Duration: 02:27Published


Tweets about this

errolhayde

EarlGreynoLemon RT @jolico1967: @weloveleave @OptoSean Boris said he’d rather die in a ditch than extend Brexit beyond 31st October, he’s not in a ditch an… 2 days ago

jolico1967

Jo Coz @weloveleave @OptoSean Boris said he’d rather die in a ditch than extend Brexit beyond 31st October, he’s not in a… https://t.co/ULi9xZVHfc 2 days ago

garin_fitter

Garin Fitter My daughter was born Brexit was extended AGAIN, making a fool of the Tories #mychemicalromance are back October… https://t.co/WzY0P2OpMo 1 week ago

•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest
One News® is a registered trademark of One News Page Ltd.