No worries about no-deal: Brexit cancelled on March 29, postponed until May 22

No-deal Brexit anxiety has been postponed until May 22, everyone! The European Union gives the UK government more time, cancelling the impending one that was supposed to happen in a week. 

What does Rutte have to say?

Prime Minister Rutte says that the delay was given so that there wouldn’t be a “crash” next week. But this does not mean the process has gotten any easier, although that could be expected. EU President Donald Tusk has asked the EU to still prepare for a no-deal Brexit. Maybe we should, too?



Good ol’ Rutte seizing the opportunity by speaking to (English) media channels about Brexit. Surely, that has nothing to do with the upcoming European Parliament Elections in May, right? RIGHT?



So what does postponing Brexit actually mean?

But there are few things to know about this: there has to be a deal approved on the table by next week. If not, they have time until April 12. The leaders decided on this at a summit in Brussels. April 12 was chosen as the British will not be able to participate in the European elections after that date.

British Prime Minister May wants to do everything to make sure that the British will leave the EU. This meeting comes after the British House of Commons rejected the Brexit deal presented twice. Even though a petition asking to revoke Article 50 was signed by 2 million people, May still wants to “honour” the vote of the referendum of 2016.

What do you make of this news today, on this foggy morning? Brexit anxiety taking a toll on you? Join the discussion on the Facebook group for support or leave us a comment below! 😉

Feat Image: TeroVesalainen from Pixabay




Kavana Desai
Kavana Desai
Coping with the aftermath of her 3-year stint in the Netherlands, Kavana is a writer, content creator and editor for DutchReview. Hailing from India, she frequently blogs about the Netherlands, being Indian in the Netherlands, and everything in between. She envisions herself to one day be the youngest person to win that Nobel Prize for Literature (she is also not very humble but welcomes only constructive criticism). In the meantime, she fills her days with writing for DutchReview, writing her master's thesis on art theft, and writing fiction that will hopefully see the light of day soon.


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