Is Brexit being delayed AGAIN, when is it supposed to take place and how many times has it been pushed back?

BRITAIN voted to leave the European Union on June 23, 2016 but it seems we’re no closer to Brexit that we were back then.

Here’s what you need to know about the delays to Brexit and what happens now.

Is Brexit being delayed again?

The prospect of further delays has emerged because Brussels is concerned about the prospect of a No Deal Brexit and the chaos that could stem from that.

As The Sun reported, European leaders are likely to grant more delays until a General Election or second referendum forces the issue.

Leo Varadkar and Angela Merkel in particular have pitched strongly in favour of giving the UK more time to overcome its domestic political chaos.

A senior EU diplomat told The Sun: "It's clear we'll extend further until the political landscape in the UK changes, because I don't see the deal will be miraculously adopted.

"The new PM doesn't have any ownership of the deal so the withdrawal agreement seems to be off the table.

"But similarly No Deal is off the table so the only solution is extensions until something changes in the UK."

When is it supposed to happen and how many times has it been pushed back?

Britain had been due to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019.

However, after UK MPs rejected the withdrawal deal Mrs May had agreed with Brussels – EU leaders eventually agreed to a six-month extension to the exit process until October 31, 2019.

The UK can leave the EU before this date if a withdrawal agreement is ratified between Britain and Brussels before then.

May did have plans to go back to the Commons in early June to give MPs a fourth chance to vote on her Withdrawal Agreement.

However MPs on all sides have said they will vote down May's WA when it is brought before the House.

This resulted in Mrs May announcing her resignation.

On May 24, she said she was stepping down as the Prime Minister and she will step down as Tory leader on June 7.

Any further delay to our exit date would have to be requested by the British PM and cannot be imposed by the EU.


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