Following British Prime Minister Theresa May’s latest intervention announcing that she would be seeking a short delay on the March 29 Brexit deadline, an online petition seeking to reverse Brexit reportedly hit the 1-million mark
The sudden deluge of signatures attracted by the Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU’ petition crashed the Parliament’s petitions site as May arrived in Brussels for a two-day European Council meeting, where she will canvas EU leaders for a “short delay” to Brexit until June 30.
“A short extension gives us that opportunity to decide to leave the European Union, to deliver on that result of that referendum and I sincerely hope that will be with a negotiated deal,” she said from Brussels, a day after she addressed the nation from Downing Street to lay the blame for the delay squarely on British MPs.
“You are tired of the infighting, tired of the political games and the arcane procedural rows, tired of MPs talking about nothing else but Brexit You want this stage of the Brexit process to be over and done with. I agree. I am on your side, she said in her statement.