British lawmakers have voted to seek a delay in the UK's departure from the EU by at least three months. EU member states have signaled they will only agree to a delay if there is a specific reason or a fundamental shift in the UK's Brexit approach.
Many British lawmakers appear ready to ask the EU for an extension to the Brexit process instead of exiting without a deal on March 29. But would the EU agree to delay the divorce?
Leaders of EU states are willing to push the Brexit date to May 22, just ahead of European elections, according to a draft statement. This still hinges on the UK Parliament accepting Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement.
The European Council president says a short Brexit extension beyond March 29 may be possible, but it would be conditional on the UK parliament passing the withdrawal agreement. But Theresa May has lashed out at MPs.
Britain will have to decide if it wants to take the deal, request a longer extension, or crash out of the bloc. One option could see the UK participating in the European elections.
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