Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May has arrived in Brussels for an EU summit, saying she “sincerely hopes” the UK will leave the EU with a deal.
A battered Prime Minister will try to persuade the other 27 countries in the EU to delay the UK’s exit beyond 29 March, to June.
However, French President Emmanuel Macron, who seemed perturbed by the whole ordeal said the UK would have to leave the European Union without a deal if British MPs reject the Brexit withdrawal agreement again next week.
“In the case of a negative British vote then we’d be heading to a no deal. We all know it. And it’s essential to be clear in these days and moments,” Macron said on Thursday, 21 March, as he arrived at the summit in Brussels.
“We must be clear, to ourselves, our British friends and our people. Firstly, we’ve been negotiating the withdrawal agreement for two years. It cannot be renegotiated. Secondly, in the event of another no vote in Britain, we will be heading towards a no deal. Everyone knows it,” Macron added.
On Wednesday, Mrs May made a speech blaming the delay on MPs and telling the nation she was “on their side”.