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What next for Brexit?

This week Brexit is stalled again. This ABC article by Peter Marsh explains what’s next… It is a short one and worth the read, so we recommend you read the full article here, or the short extract below:

At the moment, the deadline for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union remains March 29. With just 16 days left to act, here's what will, and might, happen next…

MPs will be asked to vote on whether they prefer to leave the EU without a deal at all… At the moment, leaving the EU without a deal is the default option if Parliament can't come to an agreement on March 29. It's widely expected that MPs will reject leaving without a deal. Then there will be a vote on an extension on leaving the EU…

"The EU will want to know what use we mean to make of such an extension. This House will have to answer that question. Does it wish to revoke Article 50? Does it want to hold a second referendum? Or does it want to leave with a deal but not this deal?"

Even if a vote passes to extend the deadline, it's not guaranteed to happen because ...The EU needs to agree to an extension and it has to be a unanimous agreement by all 27 member states.