--Countdown to Brexit: 11:00 pm UK time on Friday, 29 March 2019.
- March 14, 2019: the House of Commons approves 412 to 202 (majority: 210) the Government's main motion: the UK will seek an (unspecified) extension of the Article 50 period--this will result in the UK asking the EU to delay the Brexit date of March 29th, which must be agreed to by the EU's other 27 members. Read more in the BrexitCentral feed embedded below.
- March 13, 2019: Motion rejecting 'no deal' Brexit approved 321-278, however the vote has no legal force since March 29, 2019, is the default date pursuant to statute (Article 50), for leaving the European Union with or without a 'deal'.
- March 12, 2019: UK Prime Minister Theresa May's 'deal' with the EU rejected 242 to 391 in the UK House of Commons.
UK economy defying expectations amid Brexit and global slowdown
CNBC International TV video above published March 13, 2019: UK Finance Minister Philip Hammond gives an update on the UK economy the day after politicians rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal for the second time.
House of Commons LIVE video below, Wednesday, 13 March 2019:
Starts at 11.30am London.
Tuesday 12 March 2019 YouTube.com video and UK House of Commons video:
Starts at 11.30 am London: [Oral questions: Justice (including Topical Questions); Ten Minute Rule Motion: Election Expenses (Authorisation of Free or Discounted Support), Craig Mackinlay MP (South Thanet, Conservative)]; Motion: Debate on a Motion relating to Section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018; Adjournment [Future of community hospitals, Fiona Bruce MP (Congleton, Conservative)]. See also Brexit Debate LIVE replay video March 12, 2019.
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Background and more info: UK Brexit Agreement Vote: Now A 'No Deal Brexit' or Renegotiate.
The United Kingdom (UK) voted in a June 23, 2016, referendum to leave the European Union (EU). The process, for better or worse, has now reached its finale. Options include a last-minute deal, a no-deal Brexit, a delay (extension), or even another referendum.
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Tweets by BrexitCentral
- "Last night’s victory in Brussels was a piece of political theatre, and like all things involving Ms May, it was unconvincing."--Bill Blain 12 March 2019. UK civil service also complicit.
- Attorney General's Opinion
- Theresa May makes Brexit statement in in Strasbourg--Guardian News video.
- Brexit: UK Prime Minister Theresa May arrives in Strasbourg for last-ditch talks with EU on March 11, 2019--bbc.com.
- Conservative MP Robin Walker responded to Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn's urgent question on Brexit, March 11, 2019 video published by BrexitCentral.com.
- EU will demand a higher divorce bill from the U.K. if it asks to delay Brexit--CNBC International video.
- Pressure mounting on both sides of English channel to secure a Brexit deal--CNBC International video.
- Former US ambassador to EU, Anthony Gardner, says Brexit is a mess and a failure of leadership--CNBC International video.
- Provisions in place for a no-deal Brexit: UK Warehousing Association--CNBC Internaitonal video.
Tweets by BrexitCentral