Sterling headed for best week since January after Brexit votes

British PM May walks outside Downing Street in London

British PM May walks outside Downing Street in London

What happens now? May will seek another parliamentary vote next week.

Hard Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg tweeted: "A second referendum, the so called "losers" vote', has now been defeated in the House of Commons so is it is off the table". In one unusual episode Thursday, Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay urged Parliament to support the government's motion to seek a Brexit delay-then voted against it himself.

North Wiltshire MP James Gray appealed to fellow members of the hardline Brexit European Research Group (ERG) to get the "obnoxious" deal over the line.

But the deal has remained deadlocked in parliament, chiefly by disagreement over the so-called Irish "backstop" - a measure to avoid barriers at the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. According to the Washington Post, Corbyn's spokesman states that Prime Minister Theresa May is "recklessly running down the clock" forcing "MPs to choose between her botched deal and a disastrous no-deal".

Next week, the EU's leaders will meet at a summit to discuss the extension of Britain's membership after 29 March, as well as the terms and length of the delay.

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If Parliament does not revoke Article 50 by repealing the 2018 Withdrawal Act, which would require a government Minister to introduce a bill to repeal the act (that no MP is likely to pass), then legally UK's default position is to still leave the European Union with No Deal. "A new referendum? Only after that can we talk about a several-month extension". "Parliament chose to reject that deal and we now have to confront the hard position that decisions taken by parliament have left us in".

And it would be for the leaders of those states "to consider such a request, giving priority to the need to ensure the functioning of the European Union institutions and taking into account the reasons for and duration of a possible extension". In previous political eras, by now she would probably have quit as prime minister or been forced out of office.

But if the Commons has not passed a resolution approving the negotiated withdrawal agreement by March 20, then the motion said it is "highly likely" the European Council would require a "clear goal for any extension" and to determine its length.

European Council president Donald Tusk said: "I will appeal to the EU27 to be open to a long extension if the United Kingdom finds it necessary to rethink its Brexit strategy and build consensus around it".

Former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage, who joined marchers Saturday, said that "if politicians think they can walk all over us, we're going to march back and tell them they can't".

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