As Deadline Looms, Brexit Needs More Time
In this divorce, only one side is conflicted. On Tuesday, Britain’s Parliament again rejected a Brexit agreement painstakingly negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May with other European Union leaders. A Wednesday vote rejected “crashing out” of the EU with no agreement. And on Thursday, members overwhelmingly voted to ask Brussels to extend the March 29 deadline.
What happens now? May will seek another parliamentary vote next week. If it passes, she’ll seek a June 30 deadline. If not, she’ll seek a longer extension, which, she warns, may kill Brexit.
Read OZY’s latest Brexit Special Briefing.