2019-03-12

Brexit Breakthrough? UK Nears 'No Deal' Brexit Deadline, March 29, 2019

'Make OR Break' Time for the UK Leaving the EU by March 29--

--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. 
House of Commons LIVE video, Thursday, 14 March 2019, starts 9:30 am London:

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 2018Adjournment [Future of community hospitals, Fiona Bruce MP (Congleton, Conservative)]. See also Brexit Debate LIVE replay video March 12, 2019.

FTSE 100 Index -- INDEXFTSE: UKX  March 12, 2019
March  12, 2018: British Pound Sterling LIVE: GBP Sterling starts BOUNCE BACK after MPs reject withdrawal agreement.

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. 
FTSE 100 Index -- INDEXFTSE: UKX
The FTSE 100 Index (Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index), a/k/a  FTSE 100, FTSE, or, informally, the "Footsie," is a widely followed benchmark index of the 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange with highest market capitalization. The index is often used as a gauge of prosperity for businesses regulated by UK company law.

See also:
Twitter @BrexitCentral (embed below) and @StandUp4Brexit


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