UPDATE: “Don’t go to hell!” — European Union agrees to #Brexit DELAY

Staring down the barrel of a “no deal” Brexit in just eight days, the European Union has just reached an agreement with the UK on a delay of the Brexit deadline.

Here’s what we know:



Here’s more from Bloomberg:

European leaders maneuvered to stop a chaotic no-deal Brexit happening next week, handing the U.K. an extra two weeks. The cliff-edge that investors were dreading has been postponed — but a new cliff-edge loom on April 12 when the U.K. will have to decide on the way forward.

The EU has offered the U.K. an unconditional delay to Brexit day, avoiding a crash-out scenario next week, according to the summit communique.

Britain has until April 12 to decide what next. If it gets the divorce deal passed, then the extension can last until May 22.

No-deal has been avoided, but another cliff-edge looms. Markets were getting edgy as the March 29 approached. The pound was flat.

I honestly don’t see how they are going to avoid a “no-deal” Brexit. They’ve had all year to figure how to pass a Brexit deal and they continue to be in gridlock. Heck, they’ve had three years really. What’s another two weeks going to do for them?

 
UPDATE: For those of you who click on this thread, I thought you might get a kick out of this:

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Conserve 58
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The good citizens of Europe will tell you that the E.U. is an illegitimate government entity. Jean-Claude Juncker is drunk and thus a woefully inept leader. Trump’s MAGA campaign is having a profound affect on the citizenry throughout Europe. Nationalism and the intense desire to regain their independent sovereignty is on the rise. It is for this reason why the far left leaders of the E.U. countries are panicking and in fear of losing their power. The terrorist attack of a school bus full of children in Italy was a relatitory strike against Italy’s pro Trump and pro independence Deputy Prime Minister, Matteo Salvini. Salvini refuses to knuckle under the E.U.’s demands that he allow the mass migration of muslims into Italy. The recent terrorist attack on the school bus was the E.U.’s attempt to force Metteo and thus Italy to comply with their pro open borders demands. Europe is… Read more »

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She has repeatedly said she would rather leave than have a bad deal. Yet, she’s trying to pass a bad deal. So what does this say about her? What would two weeks do that she couldn’t do in 3 years? The EU is not going to budge. The comments Juncker and Tusk made, should make the MPs furious. However the presumed reaction would be lukewarm like a bad cup of tea.

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Repulsive. There should be large-scale protests over this. Especially since most of the common people just want out of the EU. May needs to go, she is a coward and a fraud. The EU, needs to disband, as they are an unelected group of wannabe-aristocrats. This is outrageous, since Britain doesn’t get anything out of it, outside of being political slaves to said group of milquetoast aristocrats from Brussels.

Disgraceful.

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There is a protest planned for March 29th, the original Brexit date, in London.

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Time for May to resign!!

Chow Yun Fatty
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Probably a good time to grab a few mates out of there and then cut off all UK immigration into the U.S. We’ve got enough so boys and bad dental hygiene here.

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Chow Yun FattyChow Yun Fatty I’m afraid the American public doesn’t even realize the negative cause and affect the influx of progressive Europeans is having on us. The fact that non citizen and raging British leftist, Piers Morgan is given a platform to spew his leftist garbage in this country is appalling. He should have his visa terminated and kicked out forever.

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So from what I’m understanding, if they get the deal passed, the extension is May 22nd, if not it’s April 12th right?

spiritof61
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How many times did May promise/guarantee/confirm/proclaim that Brexit would occur on time at the end of this month? They’ve had years to set this up. Every time this hopeless woman opens her mouth she is full of shite.

Poor Britain. A once great country in terminal decline. And I’m not chortling over it either. We can follow the same path. Easily.

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Just go cold turkey and pull the plug. It might hurt for awhile, but they will be better off in the long run.

trytothink
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Every time sovereign entities like countries get together in such a complicated arrangement, from the beginning they should have clear rules for exit. The only way to protect the sovereignty of the individual nations and prevent the collective rule-making body from taking over is if the member states can leave the union.

It would have been really helpful if the US Constitution had included such an out for states that didn’t like the direction of the National government.

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I’m Jefferson Davis, and I approve this comment.

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I’m surprised you made this comment. We are the united…not the separated…states.
We are our govt. We can change what we don’t like…by voting…and by COS.

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I know how it sounds, but unfortunately, every federation eventually succumbs to tyranny when the members don’t have some kind of ultimate veto. It’s inevitable.

COS would be a nice veto, but I have very little confidence that it’s going to reach critical mass. I wish that the Framers would have made the process a little easier.

The vote is pretty much gone. The Democrats have actively and the Republicans have passively destroyed the franchise through encouraging/allowing illegal immigration.

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What a freakin mess. May negotiated a very bad deal behind the backs of those in parliament who believe “leave means leave.” When she presented it to parliament, it was voted down by a large margin. She brought the same deal for a vote again, and again it was voted down by large margins. A few days later she had the parliament vote on whether they could leave the EU with no deal, and nope, they voted not to leave the EU with no deal Brexit. The EU head Junker said that in order to get any delay, all 27 member states would have to vote for the delay. In the last few days Macron in France, and Salvini in Italy both said they would not back any delays. But today they allowed a 2 week delay. Juncker also said that the deal will not be renogiated. So the UK… Read more »

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I don’t understand what’s happened to Britain but I just don’t trust them to make the right decisions anymore. I hope they exit the EU – for their sake.

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SentinelSentinel Islamo-Marxism is what happened to England and the rest of Europe. The E.U.’s pro mass migration of pro islam and Sharia Law muslims is having a devastating affect on the cultures of the various countries they occupy. Italy is defiantly breaking away from the E.U.’s control. The pro nationalist yellow vest uprisings in France are in retaliation to the E.U.’s destructive policies.

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I am willing to be corrected, but didn’t the Brits vote to leave the EU? Isn’t this yet another attempt to defy the will of The People?

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It’s a lot more complicated than that.

This is helpful: https://youtu.be/J1Yv24cM2os

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ATAT That was cute.

But take a look at this:

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?safesearch=Moderate&mid=89DC9DA331A5EED4982189DC9DA331A5EED49821&view=detail&q=nigel+farage&FORM=VDRVRV

This is Nigel Farage, making the case for Brexit in front of the EU members at a couple of times over the last few years. He doesn’t address that wall issue (I couldn’t find that) but he has been the leader of the Brexit movement for many years, so I’m sure he’s thought about it.

(fyi, in the last part, the signs that some people are holding that say “OKI” mean “NO” in Greek.)

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ATAT There is also the verifiable fact that the “Q Great Wakening” movement is having a decisive and palpable affect on the anti E.U. protests. The Q movement is huge in Europe. You’d never know it exists because there is a media blackout of it.

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