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Are we leaving the EU on April 12th without a deal?

Are we now heading towards leaving the EU without a deal after MP’s rejected Theresa May’s ‘last chance’ Brexit deal?

Today the United Kingdom was expected to leave the EU if all had gone to plan but the deal to leave the EU has once again been rejected meaning we could leave the EU within weeks without a deal.

The vote lost by a majority of 58 with 344 MP’s voting against the motion compared to 286 people remaining in favour of voting.

This means the position is now for the UK to leave the EU on April 12th with or without a deal.

The Prime Minister has now warned that the implications of the vote are now “grave”.

She told the house  “I fear we are reaching the limits of the process in this House.”

I think it should be a matter of profound regret to every member of this House that once again we have been unable to support leaving the European Union in an orderly fashion.

The implications of the House’s decision are grave.

The legal default now is that the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union on 12 April – in just 14 days’ time.

This is not enough time to agree, legislate for and ratify a deal, and yet the House has been clear it will not permit leaving without a deal.

And so we will have to agree an alternative way forward. – THERESA MAY

The Prime Ministers Withdrawal  Agreement had previously been voted down twice. It was allowed to go before the House of Commons for a third time as it did not include the Political Declaration.

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Trevor Sherwood is the Editor of Police Hour. Trevor studied Crime and Investigation at Teesside Uni and has a background within policing.

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