RTE's Tony Connelly reported from Brussels tonight near the end of it's Nine O'Clock News, although unconfirmed for now, that talk about the new exit date for Brexit has been concluded for now. TM has been granted a new extension from the EU for the 22nd of May as the new exit date for Brexit if the WA is passed in the HoC next week. There is a whole lot of confusing information about this story as it has changed throughout the whole day as we go into the night. I know that May 22nd is the day before the European Parliament elections. April 12th is the exit date if the WA is not passed in the HoC. That is also the deadline for applying for the EP elections. All we need now is the official news conference from TM & the heads of the EU to confirm this news later on this evening. Is TM still scheduled to have a news conference in the coming hour or so as this draft text is being agreed tonight?
Here is a tweet from Alberto Nardelli from Buzzfeed to make this information clearer.
It explains that TM & the MP's in the HoC now have to decide on a vote for two withdrawal dates on Brexit next week.
If the WA is passed next week in the Commons; Brexit will happen on the 22nd of May.
Although; if the WA fails to get through MV3 by then. The legal date for Brexit will happen on the 12th of April.
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