It’s now been 3 and a half years since Britain voted to leave the European Union in the historic 2016 Brexit referendum.
Nevertheless after 2 modifications of leadership and various missed out on Brexit deadlines, the UK still hasn’t taken the leap.
So when is the UK due to leave the European Union and why hasn’t it happened yet?
Here’s a quick description of all the Brexit dates that have passed, how we got here and when Britain is set to leave the EU in 2020.
How did we get here?
Britain was really first set up to make its exit from the European Union on March 29 this year – 2 years after previous prime minister Theresa May set off Post 50, marking the start of Britain’s departure.
Mrs Might had 2 years to work out a Withdrawal Arrangement with the EU, which she did – however the difficult part showed to be getting Parliament to elect it.
Her offer was rejected by MPs at every vote so, with the deadline looming, the EU gave the UK a quick hold-up to Brexit and a brand-new due date of April 12 was set.
Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play Mrs May’s last effort to get her offer through Parliament was on March 29, the day the UK was originally established to leave the EU, nevertheless in spite of renegotiating parts of her offer, it saw its 3rd rejection and she was forced to go back to the EU to ask for another hold-up.
Britain was offered a versatile extension with a Brexit date in 6 months time – October 31 – and was offered a stern warning from Donald Tusk, the then president of the European Council, to not lose the time it had been given.
What happened when Boris Johnson took control of?
It was then around the next prime minister Boris Johnson to try and negotiate a deal with the EU that MPs would be willing to accept, following Mrs May’s resignation.
Two weeks prior to the set up departure date, the UK and the European Commission chose a customized Withdrawal Agreement that eliminated the Irish backstop, which had really been a sticking point in previous settlements.
However despite MPs accepting his brand-new offer in principal, they passed a movement that would suspend any main plan on the deal up until it had in fact gone through Parliament.
That tossed a spanner in the works for Mr Johnson due to the truth that it suggested he may not pass a deal before October 31 and, with the Benn Act in location to avoid a no offer exit, he was lawfully required to ask the EU for another extension.
Boris Johnson speaking in the Commons on an unique Saturday sitting of Parliament, which saw him fail to get his expenses passed by MPs (Image: PA)
The prime minister sent a letter to the EU requesting for a delay, as he was required to under the concerns to the Benn Act, however he left it unsigned.He likewise sent a second letter talking about that he believed a hold-up would be a mistake.So what date
is Brexit now?
The EU chose to offer the UK another versatile extension.
This time, the UK was supplied an extra 3 months – with a provisionary departure date of January 31, unless a deal is passed quicker.
Mr Johnson’s next action was to trigger a general election, which he specifies will see the Conservative Party win back its majority and pass his deal through Parliament prior to Christmas.But whether the
brand-new due date will be fulfilled, and what takes place if he does not handle it, remains to be seen.General Election 2019 Get breaking news at first