EU Commission reacts to vote by saying no-deal Brexit on April 12 ‘likely’ – EU Summit scheduled for April 10
EU Council President Donald Tusk has announced that in view of the rejection of the Withdrawal Agreement by the House of Commons, he decided to call a European Council on 10 April.
Earlier after the British parliament for the third time rejected British Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce deal with the European Union, the European Commission on Friday said a no-deal Brexit on April 12 was now “likely”.
In a statement the European Commission said that it regrets the negative vote in the House of Commons today, adding that the EU has given London until April 12 to inform it of the next steps. “It will be for the UK to indicate the way forward before that date.”
“A ‘no-deal’ scenario on 12 April is now a likely scenario. The EU… is now fully prepared for a ‘no-deal’ scenario at midnight on 12 April” the statement added.
The Commission also warned that the divorce terms without the failed Withdrawal Agreement would be much worse.