Brexit

House of Commons, LONDON, SW1A 0AA

27 November 2018

WILL THE BREXIT NEGOTIATING PERIOD BE EXTENDED?

CHESHAM & AMERSHAM’S MP, DAME CHERYL GILLAN, QUESTIONS THE PRIME MINISTER – AND THE ANSWER IS NO

Here is their exchange, in the House of Commons on Monday 26 November:

Dame Cheryl Gillan Conservative, Chesham and Amersham

Nobody can fail to acknowledge the personal commitment, determination and best intentions of the Prime Minister. If this House does not pass the agreement, will she confirm that she has ruled out extending the negotiating period, or even purchasing an extension to that period?

Theresa May The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party

The extension of the negotiating period would be an extension of article 50. I am clear that we will not extend article 50 and that we will leave the EU on 29 March next year.