EU says it is ‘increasingly likely’ that the UK will leave without a deal on 12 April
The European Commission has said it is 'increasingly likely' that the UK will leave the EU with no deal in place on 12 April in its latest statement.
As it is increasingly likely that the UK will leave the EU without a deal on 12 April, the @EU_Commission has today completed its “no-deal” preparations.
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— EU Delegation UK (@EUdelegationUK) March 25, 2019
They also stated that the EU has completed its no-deal preparations, which is more than can be said for the UK, where literally nobody knows what is going to happen in the next 24 hours let alone the next month.
The EU's statement reads: "As it is increasingly likely that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union without a deal on 12 April, the European Commission has today completed its “no-deal” preparations.
"At the same time, it continues supporting administrations in their own preparations and urges all EU citizens and businesses to continue informing themselves about the consequences of a possible “no-deal” scenario and to complete their no-deal preparedness. This follows the European Council (Article 50) conclusions last week calling for work to be continued on preparedness and contingency. While a “no-deal” scenario is not desirable, the EU is prepared for it."
Theresa May recently secured a short extension period from the EU after her deal was rejected in the House of Commons on two separate occasions and speaker of the house John Bercow stopped her bringing it to the table for a third time unless it was substantially different.
That extension period will last until 22 May, provided her withdrawal agreement is approved by the house of commons by 29 March, which is unlikely.
That means it's more likely that the extension will only last until 12April, two weeks after the original leaving date. In this scenario, the UK will be "expected to indicate a way forward before this date." Probably wishful thinking.
A reported one million British citizens took to the streets of London this weekend to demand a second referendum, also known as a People's Vote, on whether or not the UK should leave the European Union.
— PoliticsJOE (@PoliticsJOE_UK) March 23, 2019