No-deal Brexit or "short" delay? British PM May offers lawmakers a choice
ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday (February 26) offered lawmakers the chance to vote in just over two weeks time on whether to delay Brexit or go for a potentially disorderly no-deal exit from the European Union if her attempt to ratify a divorce deal fails.
May promised lawmakers that if they do not approve a revised Brexit deal by March 12, she will give them a vote on whether to leave without a deal.
If they reject that, parliament will vote on March 14 on whether to seek a "short, limited extension" to the Article 50 negotiating period.
Opening up the possibility of taking a no-deal off the table marks one of the biggest turning points in the United Kingdom's labyrinthine Brexit crisis since the shock 2016 referendum vote to leave the EU.
British companies are already making plans to stockpile for a no-deal Brexit on October 31. They are concerned that the UK could leave the European Union without a deal in the run-up to Christmas time,..