Brexit BOMBSHELL: Parliament could CANCEL EU exit next week warns William Hague
The House of Commons could do this by voting to revoke the Article 50 EU exit mechanism. If this happens the Government would have to choose between formally revoking the UK’s notification and ignoring a Parliamentary instruction. Last December the advocate general of the European Court of Justice suggested Britain could withdraw Article 50 unilaterally.
Mr Hague commented: “It looks like the choice comes down, in the next week, to do you want the deal or a no deal Brexit or to revoke Article 50, linking that to a general election or a second referendum.
“It does lead to this choice in the next week of the deal, or no deal, or no Brexit.”
Theresa May has written to European Council President Donald Tusk asking for the UK’s EU exit to be delayed until June 30.
However she insists the process will not be extended beyond that date.
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Any extension would have to be approved by the EU’s other 27 member states.
Mr Tusk suggested EU leaders would only grant an extension if Parliament votes for Mrs May’s EU exit deal next week.
If not a no-deal Brexit is due to take place on March 29, unless Article 50 is withdrawn or European leaders agree to grant Britain a longer extension.
Last night Mrs May blamed MPs for the ongoing Brexit crisis.
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Speaking from Downing Street she commented: “You, the public, have had enough.
“You are tired of the infighting, tired of the political games and the arcane procedural rows, tired of MPs talking about nothing else but Brexit when you have real concerns about our children’s schools, our National Health Service, knife crime.
“You want this stage of the Brexit process to be over and done with. I agree. I am on your side.”
Mrs May will attend a summit of EU leaders in Brussels later today, where she will push them to accept her short Brexit delay.