Petition to revoke Brexit crashes UK Parliament's website

Roman Schwartz
March 22, 2019

Meanwhile, May has asked the other EU countries for a three-month extension to Brexit, until just before the newly-elected European Parliament starts work at the beginning of July.

At the same time, Mrs May's leadership rivals were seen out "on manoeuvres" yesterday, with Boris Johnson spotted talking with fellow Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg; former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab stepping up his media profile with appearances on television and radio, and amid rumours of machinations involving lesser-known MPs such as Mark Harper, the former chief whip.

May set the Brexit timeline in motion in March of 2017, when she officially invoked Article 50. "After serious talks with senior MPs from across parliament, I believe it should be possible to agree a deal with the EU that secures a close economic relationship before the European parliament elections". May scrambling to try once more to get it approved.

Late Thursday EU leaders and British PM Theresa May in Brussels announced they had reached an agreement, that subject to a successful and meaningful vote on the withdrawal next week, that in order to provide time for the UK Parliament to agree and ratify a Brexit deal, the date of the UK's departure would now be extended to 22 May.

"The horrifying feeling you get when your friend's d*** joke bot is turned into a petition tracker and it gains 3000 followers in a few hours", Charlotte Gore wrote (she did not use asterisks). The anti-Brexit petition went up "like a rocket" on Wednesday, Georgiadou said when it was around 200,000 signatures.

What this means in practice is that until that date all options will remain open and the cliff-edge date will be delayed.

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If not, then Britain would crash out with no deal next Friday unless the government revokes Article 50. "The 12 April is a key date in terms of the United Kingdom deciding whether to hold European Parliament elections". "If it has not chose to do so by then, the option of a long extension will automatically become impossible".

In Brussels on Wednesday, Tusk said the question of how long an extension the remaining European Union 27 were prepared to grant "remains open". May presented a new plan.

The Labour spokesman said: "The party leaders discussed efforts to ensure May's deal would be put to a public vote if she is able to force it through parliament with threats and phoney bribes". "At this point we would either leave with no deal, or put forward an alternative plan", she said Thursday. We are hopeful that the agreement will be adopted by the House of Commons. They have hard jobs to do, " she added. "All MPs have been willing to say is what they do not want", she said.

If May's plan yet again fails to pass in the House of Commons next week, it would nearly certainly mean a "no-deal" scenario for the whole Brexit affair.

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The conclusion was a deal that suggested that Britain could, if Mrs May fails, come back and ask for a much longer delay.

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