Parliament votes to extend the Article 50 process and delay Brexit 5 days ago

Parliament votes to extend the Article 50 process and delay Brexit

The PM has been instructed to negotiate the period of the extension with EU leaders

MPs have voted to delay Brexit by approving a government motion on going back to the European Union and extending the Article 50 process.

On Thursday, the House of Commons was asked to consider four amendments to a motion that included parliament taking control of the legislative agenda as well as a second Brexit referendum. The government won slim margins against an extension to June 30 and control over parliamentary business on March 20.

The final motion on extending the Article 50 process was then put to parliament, and passed with 412 votes to 202.

Theresa May will now ask the EU to delay the UK's exit day, which they will almost certainly agree to. The alternative is a no deal catastrofuck.

The length of the delay is yet to be decided. By mid next week we will know. It will be a short extension, before the European elections, if MPs support the prime minister's deal. If not, longer.


In response to the result, Jeremy Corbyn said May needs to "publicly accept both her deal and no deal are simply no longer viable options."