FILE PHOTO: Flags flutter outside the Houses of Parliament, ahead of a Brexit vote, in London, Britain March 13, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Jacobs/File Photo - RC1B511FF200

The Prime Minister has requested a three month delay for the Brexit process.

In a letter to Donald Tusk, Theresa May says it ‘remains my intention to bring the deal back to the House’,

However even if it passes, the necessary legislation ‘will clearly not be completed before 29 March’, so she is ‘seeking an extension to the Article 50 period… until 30 June 2019’.

The Prime Minister though failed to say what might happen if her deal is defeated for a third time.

However later in the letter shewrites, ‘as Prime Minister I am not prepared to delay Brexit any further than 30 June’, 

It therefore appears that should she fail to pass her deal during an extension, and if the Commons blocks the UK from leaving the EU in that timeframe, she would have to consider her position. 

During Prime Minister’s questions this lunchtime, she said that the  House of Commons has ‘indulged itself on Europe for too long’ and Britons ‘deserve better than this House has given them so far’.


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