Today, Parliament is scheduled to vote to extend the Brexit deadline, so as to avoid the need to reconcile these two conflicting positions. But such an extension must be agreed by the EU itself, and European counterparts are fed up and unlikely to agree without conditions that will force the U.K. to finally choose between the only options left: the deal they don’t like or the no-deal scenario they (mostly) dread.
It has not been a good week in Westminster.
With the clock ticking, this week’s votes are starting to cut through the government’s political posturing, forcing recognition that the British played a weak hand badly. There are few options left for the U.K.
Source: Between Brexit and a hard place