‘Brextension’: British newspapers reflect Brexit delay vote

BROXBOURNE NEAR LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (MARCH 15, 2019) (REUTERS) – Headlines in two British newspapers on Friday morning (March 15) reflected Parliament’s vote to seek a delay in Britain’s exit from the European Union.

The vote set the stage for Prime Minister Theresa May to renew efforts to get her divorce deal approved by parliament next week.

“May to ask for Brexit delay’ read the Times while its tabloid stablemate The Sun summed it up in a one word headline: “Brextension.”

Lawmakers approved by 412 votes to 202 a motion setting out the option to ask the EU for a short delay if parliament can agree on a Brexit deal by March 20 — or a longer delay if no deal can be agreed in time.

The vote makes it likely that the March 29 departure date set down in law, which May has repeatedly emphasised, is likely to be missed, although it is unclear by how long.

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