Mrs May’s government has yet to secure a new agreement with the European Union which would receive backing from MPs in the House of Commons.
The Prime Minister is meeting with European leaders this evening in a last ditch attempt to secure legal changes to the backstop before tomorrows meaningful vote.
The UK is set to leave the EU on the 29th of March at 11pm.
Leave Means Leave, a cross-party pro-Brexit pressure group has served the government a legal notice over potential plans to delay Breixt.
The purpose of the legal notice is to ensure that if the UK is still a member of the EU at the time of European elections in May, the British public can still vote to elect MEPs.
Founder Richard Tice said: “we cannot be in a situation where we become trapped in the EU without a say.”
The letter states: “In this letter we request Her Majesty s Government ( HMG ) to confirm that it will provide for the UKs participation in the forthcoming general election to the European Parliament ( EP ) if the UK remains a member of the European Union ( EU ; the Union ) on that date. The EP elections are due to be held between 23 and 26 May 2019 inclusive, before when the EP will dissolve on 18 April 2019.
“The UK is due to leave the EU on 29 March 2019, under its notification of its intention to do so pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union ( the TEU ).
“However, the House of Commons may, in a motion put before it by HMG, vote on 13 March 2019 on whether HMG should ask the EU to extend the period before it leaves the EU ( the A50 period ) pursuant to Article 50(3) of the TEU. Further, HMG may request such an extension of its own volition (albeit Parliamentary approval may be needed) and the UK may (as has been confirmed by the Court of Justice of the European Union ( the CJEU )) revoke the said notification unilaterally and remain in the EU.”
Former UKIP leader, Nigel Farage is dedicated to making a return to front line politics if the UK has not left the EU by the 29th of March.
Leave Means Leave are also planning a large march from Sunderland to London in support of Brexit.
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