The Speaker of the House of Commons has opened the debate on the UK’s exit from the European Union, which will be voted on at 2:30 p.m. today.
Attorney General Geoffrey Cox began by reminding parliament that if MPs fail to approve Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement, the UK will leave the EU in 13 days.
“This is therefore the last opportunity to take advantage of our legal right,” Cox warned.
According to European Council President Donald Tusk last Thursday:
‘’If the withdrawal agreement is not approved by the House of Commons next week, the European Council agrees to an extension until April 12.
‘’April 12 is a key date in terms of the UK deciding whether to hold European Parliament elections. If it has not decided to do so by then, the option of a long extension will automatically become impossible.’’
However, Protesters have begun gathering outside Parliament this morning, particularly Brexiteers while they hold signs that say MPs have betrayed the British public.
Join the conversation
INVESTIGATION… Ten years after, communities count losses as AfDB, Cross River govt abandon road project
Ten years after the Cross River State government and African Development Bank (AFDB) jointly awarded the Yahe-Wanokom-Wanikade-Benue border road for...
INVESTIGATION….N.3bn down the drain: Why water projects for Enugu communities don’t work
In this concluding part, ARINZE CHIJIOKE talks about some of the projects that are serving the people and how various WASH programmes have failed to tackle...
INVESTIGATION…PARKVIEW ESTATE: Exclusive images of how billionaire property developer incurred Lagos govt‘s anger
Many have seen the demolished building, but not many know the circumstances that led to the teardown of the about...
INVESTIGATION… N.3bn down the drain, as Enugu communities suffer from dry taps
In November 2020, three organizations and the Enugu State government celebrated the completion of N300 million worth of projects that were expected...
INVESTIGATION… How herdsmen crisis compounds woes of already deprived Ogun communities
Earlier in January, the Nigerian media space was awash with reports of violence between herders and farmers across the country....