United Kingdom must offer 'clear' Brexit response ahead of European Union summit

UK unprepared for Brexit

The House of Commons will vote on her withdrawal agreement by 20 March, after MPs agreed to ask the European Union to delay Brexit beyond the current 29 March departure date.

Weston-super-Mare MP John Penrose voted in favour of the extension while the Wells and North Somerset representatives both opted against it.

Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal has reached the end of the road and Britain should leave the bloc without an agreement, former British foreign secretary and leading Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson said on Tuesday.

Protesters plan to set out Saturday from Sunderland, which is 270 miles (434 kilometers) north of London that voted by 61-39 percent in 2016 to leave the EU.

The UK Government would have to take further steps to stop that happening.

On December 11th 2018 the assistant editor and chief political correspondent at The Telegraph, Christopher Hope, reported that the Prime Minister was "clear on Article 50 - it will NOT be extended beyond 29 March [2019]".

Lawmakers voted against the deal for a second time on Tuesday but then voted against leaving the European Union without a deal on Wednesday.

Speaker of the House John Bercow yesterday drew the House's attention to a passage in Erskine May, the authoritative treatise on British parliamentary practice; which prohibits the same motion from being put forward repeatedly after being rejected by MPs - as the withdrawal agreement has already failed to gain MPs' approval twice, drawing the largest and fourth largest United Kingdom government defeats in modern history, the Erskine May passage could be argued to apply in this case.

If it passes, she'll seek a June 30 deadline.

Dr Liam Fox leaving 10 Downing Street before the Article 50 vote.

Quitting the EU after 46 years on 29 March remains the legal default unless EU leaders unanimously grant Britain an extension, with the issue likely to dominate a 21-22 March EU summit in Brussels.

Even if the deadline is unanimously agreed, the Prime Minister will still need to get a deal through the Houses of Commons, which is now divided on the matter of the Irish back-stop.

More than half of Tory MPs - including seven cabinet ministers - voted against Mrs May's motion to put back the date when Britain leaves the EU.

If the vote is successful then she can ask for a "short technical extension" to Article 50.

But Parliament could also express its views on alternative options including another General Election, a vote of no confidence or another referendum.

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