The government triggered article 50 almost two years ago, but it could soon be extended.
The UK will leave the European Union on the 29th March 2019 when Article 50 expires. However, according to reports in the Telegraph, this may not be the case.
The Telegraph has reported that the European Union would be prepared to discuss extending article 50 and keeping the UK in the EU even longer.
If this does happen, Theresa May’s support from Brexiteers up and down the country would crumble.
The Telegraph reported: “The EU is prepared to discuss extending Article 50 if Theresa May’s Brexit deal is rejected next week, after her proposal was badly undermined by the Government’s own legal advice.”
Labour MP Lisa Nandy told ITV’s Peston last night: “We’ve got to seek an extension of Article 50 in order to get the time in order to involve Parliament and the public in what comes next.”
The British people voted to leave the European Union and extending the implementation of this decision merely creates uncertain and cripples trust between the public and politicians.
We should have anticipated this level of pressure on the government to extend article 50. Remain MPs will do everything they can to stop Brexit from happening. Sometimes I wonder if it ever will.
Tory MP Dr Sarah Wollaston says the government “need to be honest” about the impact of their deal, saying “we must be thinking about plan B”.
Dr Wollaston says “no government can force this country into a no deal scenario, and the people should be given a say.”
Nobody knows what will happen when May’s Brexit deal is rejected by MPs, but one thing is for certain, a second vote is not acceptable!