The EU has heard eight “no’s” and now needs a “yes” from London to move forward with the Brexit. This was said by a spokesman for the European Commission in response to the vote in the British Parliament where Wednesday evening of eight proposals to replace the Brexit deal that Prime Minister Theresa May concluded with Brussels did not get a majority.
If the withdrawal agreement is not ratified before the end of the week, the UK will be granted a postponement for the Brexit until 12 April. If the Lower House agreed to the deal before 12 April, the British would be further postponed until May 22, so that they could arrange an orderly departure from the EU.
However, if Parliament does not approve the deal before April 12, then the British should let Brussels know if they are leaving the EU directly without agreements, or if they need a longer delay. In that case they are obliged to participate in the European elections at the end of May.
It is not clear whether and when May puts its deal, which has already been rejected twice, to the vote.