Hindsite wrote:Correct me if I am wrong, but as an American without full knowledge of the EU-BREXIT, it was my understanding that the British public voted to leave the EU over a year ago. So apparently, the people did not vote on when and how to exit. Apparently, when and how to exit has been left to the Parliament. So if there is no method or time limit to exit, how can the people be sure that their will ever be an EU-BREXIT?
You are correct in that the eligible voters of the U.K,decided by a simple majority, to Leave the European Union on 23 June 2016.
Here is a timeline of notable events since 2013.
CAMERON promises an 'in-out' referendum to, 'create a new settlement for the U.K in europe'.
14 April 2015
CAMERON launches the Conservative election Manifesto, pledging, "a real change in our relationship with the European Union".
"The party also declared that it would hold an 'in-out' referendum before the end of 2017".
26 February 2016
Date of referendum announced(23 June 2016).
The government also announced a policy pamphlet titled, 'The best of both worlds' the UK's 'special' status in a reformed E.U.
23 June 2016 Referendum held, result- 'OUT' 51.9%, 'IN' 48.1%.
CAMERON-announced resignation for the following day.
13 July 2016
Theresa MAY elected as new Prime Minister by the Conservative Party & assumes office.
03 November 2016
Gina MILLER wins High Court judgement on the right of the government to implement Brexit without approval by parliament.
29 March 2017
Theresa MAY(PM) triggers Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, enabling a two-year period ending 29 March 2019 to 'Leave' the E.U.
E.U leaders adopt guidelines for negotiations with the U.K & the government releases, Northern Ireland & Ireland Position Paper.
08 June 2017
General Election called by Theresa MAY results in a hung parliament, in which MAY used taxpayers money to 'bribe' the DUP into supporting her government's weak position in parliament.
19 June 2017
First round of negotiations between E.U & U.K on leaving the E.U.(David DAVIES & Mr BARNIER).
28 February 2018E.U publishes a draft document titled, 'Withdrawal Agreement between the European Union & the United Kingdom'.
The draft proposed that Northern Ireland would act as a 'Customs Territory' of the E.U.(Labour are about to resurrect that ^ proposal in parliament this week, the effects, of which, would be to unravel the deal in respect of the Irish situation & has already been rejected 3 times in parliament).
MAY responded that, " No prime minister could ever agree with it & that such a move would, "undermine" the U.K 'common market' & threaten the constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom.
Note: This did not bother Edward HEATH in 1972 when the U.K sacrificed sovereignty when we joined the EEC.
29 March 2018
Theresa MAY visits U.K countries, promising "that only such a Brexit deal will be delivered which works for every community & also protects the integrity of the nation".
06 July 2018
The Cabinet meets at Chequors to agree a collective position on future negotiations on Brexit, but there were disagreements on the future relationship.
Boris JOHNSON & David DAVIS resign from the Cabinet.
Dominic RAAB was appointed the new 'Brexit' Secretary.
23 October 2018
RAAB issues 'no-deal' notices giving technical preparations on that position.
19-20 September 2018
E.U leaders at a summit in Salzburg voice strong opposition to MAY's proposals on her post-Brexit E.U-UK relationship, she responds by stating she will walk away from the discussions if no deal was agreed.
20 October 2018
'People's March' in London on having a referendum on the final terms of the deal.
14 November 2018
Negotiations were held to establish the terms(contract) of the Withdrawal Agreement for the U.K to leave on 29 March 2019.
145 November 2018
Dominic RAAB,(Brexit Secretary), Esther McVey (work & pensions minister) & under-secretary, Suella BRAVERMAN resign from the Cabinet on WA disagreements.
22 November 2018
Steps of 10 Downing St, Theresa MAY declares that a 'deal' is close, "The British people want this to be settled.
They want a good deal that sets us on course for a brighter future.
That deal is within our grasp & I am determined to deliver it".
10 December 2018
Final vote on 'meaningful vote' pulled, which would have passed the WA.
"If we went ahead & held the vote tomorrow, the deal would be rejected by a significant majority".
29 December 2018 The Seaborne Freight £13.8 Million contract fiasco flares up, seems like a 'shell' operator?
15 January 2019
'Meaningful Vote' held, resulting in defeat for the government, 432 against, 202 in favour.
12 March 2019 Second 'Meaningful Vote' takes place, government defeat, 391 against, 242 for.
13-14 March 2019
MP's vote to rule out 'no-deal' & instruct the government to request an extension to A50 from the E.U.
16 March 2019
Nigel FARAGE organizes a march to London from Sunderland to exit the E.U.
21 March 2019E.U offer a 'short' extension to deadline of 22 May 20149, if MAY can get her Brexit deal passed(it wasn't passed), or 12 April 2019( if not), TUC-CBI warn of 'national emergency' over Brexit.
23 March 2019
'Put it to the people' march takes place in London.
27 March 2019
MAY offers to resign(if her WA is accepted by parliament), but doesn't give a date.
"I know there is a desire for a new approach,and new leadership in the second phase of the Brexit negotiations & I won't stand in the way of that"
29 March 2019 'Brexit Day'
Theresa MAY's WA is rejected a third time by parliament by 344 votes - 286.
'Brexit Day' passes & direct democracy too.
E.U discusses a summit on 10 April 2019,to consider it's next moves.
02 April 2019
'Alternatives' dismissed in 'indicative' voting.
Those rejected were, a 'customs union', 'common market 2' & a 'second referendum'.
05 April 2019
Theresa MAY request a 'further extension' from the E.U.
Yvette COOPER's Bill to force the government to seek a further extension passes by one vote, 313-312.E.U agree further, longer extension until 31 October 2019, if the WA is passed(it wasn't passed), U.K must now take part in E.U elections if WA is not agreed by MAY.
The inmates have taken over the Westminster lunatic asylum & the country is running 'normally'.
09 September 2019 European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019 (c. 26)
- AKA, the 'BENN Act'- 'No Deal' - letter of extension to E.U, in event of, to be submitted by Boris Johnson, P.M.
The rest is history(or tragic comedy)in the making.
As you may gather, the whole excercise has been truly farcical,but also corrosive to our democracy & reputation across the global community.
The 'architects' of this sorry state of affairs, is Theresa MAY,CORBYN,BENN,LETWIN,SNP,DUP,MEDIA -expressly the BBC & a politically ignorant electorate.
However, the 'solution' is simple, the E.U must refuse to grant any more extensions.