British ministers reveal that Brexit may be delayed or even cancelled as lawmakers are set to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s exit deal on Tuesday.
“The legislative timetable is now very very tight indeed,” a senior minister told London’s Evening Standard on Friday.
“Certainly, if there was defeat on Tuesday and it took some time before it got resolved, it’s hard to see how we can get all the legislation through by March 29.”
Also, another cabinet minister underscored the inevitability of a delay to Brexit by saying a short extension of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty is likely to be required to implement a deal that is approved.
“It will be difficult to pass the legislation by the end of March, even if the deal goes through,” the frontbencher told The Independent.
“But no one is going to object if we need a couple more weeks,” he added.
Meanwhile, Downing Street tried…