Parliament Comes Down To The Wire On Brexit Deal, May Vote To Extend Deadline
British Prime Minister Theresa May faces an increasingly uphill battle as the March 29 Brexit deadline approaches. The British Parliament on Wednesday rejected a “no deal” Brexit after twice rejecting May’s proposed deals for Britain to exit the European Union. May will make yet another attempt to push a deal through Parliament next week. Meanwhile, Parliament is likely to vote on Thursday to delay the Brexit deadline, which would require the other European Union member states’ approval. In the coming days, Parliament is also expected to vote on a series of amendments. One such amendment would demand time for a second referendum, though it is not expected to pass. For a Brexit update, we’ll talk with British writer and commentator Edward Luce. He’s U.S. national editor for the Financial Times. Luce attributes issues like Brexit to global populist waves that led to the election of leaders like President Donald Trump. Luce details his observations in the book The Retreat of Western Liberalism.