Theresa May wants to delay Brexit and this is how the internet is reacting

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Wednesday 20 March 2019 12:15
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Theresa May is set to write a letter to European Union chiefs today requesting a "short" delay to the date Britain will leave the EU, as the deadline enters single digits - nine days.

A Downing Street source told The Independent the prime minister shared the public's "frustration" at parliament's "failure to take a decision" after the government admitted on Tuesday that the UK is in crisis.

Britain is set to leave the EU on 29 March.

People are getting mighty frustrated by the government - and Theresa May

And people are blaming the current political maelstrom on May's inability to negotiate a deal, rather than a problem with parliament

Others are calling the government a laughing stock

There's also the argument that extending Article 50 for a short period of time isn't going to help Brexit negotiations

And calls of a People's Vote

Theresa May's time as prime minister has been completely defined by Brexit

There is speculation that May could ask for a longer delay of nine months or a year, and an option of an early break before May’s European elections.

Recent polling by YouGov suggests remain would win in the case of a second referendum, with 61 per cent of the population polled saying they would vote remain to remain in the EU rather than Theresa May’s deal (39 per cent).

However, if people were asked in a public vote whether they would prefer to remain in the EU or leave with no deal in place, remain would still win, though by the smaller margin of 57-43 per cent.

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