The European Union’s Donald Tusk has said that Theresa May’s request for an Article 50 extension until the 30th June is “possible” – but only if the House of Commons gives a “positive” vote to her deal.
If her deal is rejected it appears that the French may then veto an extension, meaning that the UK will have to leave on 29th March as scheduled. The UK will be out with a clean break despite Westminster politicians having done their best to block it.
EU leaders could agree a short delay to #Brexit, says @eucopresident Donald Tusk, but only on condition that MPs pass Theresa May's deal in the House of Commonshttps://t.co/zhNjuC71Gk pic.twitter.com/wIqT6OwIt8
— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) March 20, 2019
So either MPs back May’s deal or we’re headed for No Deal next Friday. An EU exit on WTO terms is still possible if Brexiteers stand firm.