BREAKING BREXIT NEWS!

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UPDATE: Friday 15th March, 1:30pm

Last night, MPs voted to delay Brexit and push back the date that the UK is due to leave by three months or more. The EU would need to agree to that. Theresa May is going to present her deal to parliament again next week to see if it's third time lucky. If MPs reject it for the third time, we won't be leaving the EU on 29th March and talks will continue to make a plan.


Thursday 14th March, 8.30am

Last night MPs narrowly voted to reject a 'no-deal' Brexit. This vote wasn't legally binding, but it gave a clear message that MPs would not put up with leaving the EU without any deal. Tonight they will vote on whether to try to extend the leave date. Theresa May has said that she still wants her deal agreed on and that if MPs don't vote for the deal, then the leave date might be pushed back even further.


Wednesday 13th March, 9am

Yesterday there was another vote in parliament about Theresa May's Brexit deal. Last time, MPs voted to reject her deal and, this time, they rejected it again.

This means that today, MPs will have another vote. They will vote on whether or not we should leave the EU without a deal (a 'no deal' Brexit).

Tomorrow they will vote on whether or not to extend article 50, which means whether we should push back the 29th March deadline for leaving.

Check back to this post for updates and don't forget to comment below with your opinion. You can also have a go at answering these questions!



QUESTIONS

  1. Are MPs the best people to vote on the deal?
  2. What does all this tell us about democracy?
  3. What might be the consequences of delaying Brexit?

Comments (20)

  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg balanced_singer
    The Ruth Gorse Academy 13 Mar 2019

    5. Do you think that there should be a second referendum?
    Some people may think that this is a good idea because, it would change everything, and it will all be as it was before. Also, it would be the easy way out of all the problems that we were told about that could happen in the future. Such as food shortage and prices going up. However, I don't want there to be another referendum. This is because it would be like travelling back in time. If they did decide to have another vote ( and everyone voted to stay ) they would be cheating on a lot of different people. David Cameron would have resigned for no reason, Theresa May wouldn't have to look for a deal and there wouldn't be so much commotion going on in Parliament.

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg jubilant_horse
    Birchwood C of E Primary School 13 Mar 2019

    4. I think that we will have another vote then we stay in the EU wins and then everyone says there should be another vote and the cycle keeps on going. I think this because people are making banners about the such as "LEAVE MEANS LEAVE" "WE'RE STAYING HERE" "WE'RE NOT LEAVING" and a lot more. At first I thought we should leave but then seeing these banners I changed my mind to thinking we should stay. These words are very persuasive and i know a lot of people can agree with me when i say ; think before you vote, your vote counts, your vote could hurt people.

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  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg determined_dragonfly
    Richmond Hill Academy 13 Mar 2019

    they said I was watching it that the nose to the left is 360 and the nose to the right is 240

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  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg determined_dragonfly
    Richmond Hill Academy 13 Mar 2019

    she lost are trust when she was the one when she wanted to earn the trust
    she was promising lots of things did she do them no she just wanted to do it for her for article 50 there should not be a time limit we need the time that is necessary
    in order to resolve is trust

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  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg hopeful_saxophone
    The Ruth Gorse Academy 14 Mar 2019

    3.What might be the consequences of delaying Brexit?

    I think that if we do delay Brexit we are going to have to wait longer and still have all those questions in our minds about the different impacts,affects and changes that may occur.If we delay Brexit it means that we are clearly trying to re-open article 50 and that Prime Minister May wants to hold a second referendum. If we do delay Brexit we may be risking it because we do not know what the members of the EU may do, and we could end up leaving the EU without a deal which we do not want to happen.Delaying Brexit means that we are risking our lives even more. This is because we do not know the future and what may happen if Brexit is delayed even more because we have already had it delayed before and it did not turn out to be for a good reason it just made us take more risks.I hope we do not delay Brexit because we will just be making our lives even harder which will not be nice as we all are worried and confused about Brexit and whats going on.

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  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg balanced_singer
    The Ruth Gorse Academy 14 Mar 2019

    2. What does all this tell us about democracy? / 1. Are MPs the best people to vote on the deal?
    This tells us that sometimes what the majority says could sometimes be the wrong decision. Also, it shows that it's not as fast as a general election. Furthermore, it's not always best for the public to vote. This is because MPs have the first-hand experience of what's going on in parliament and we only see what goes on in the news. So they know the truth, but the public may be getting lied to ( depending on where you find the news ). So things like Brexit, which involve continuous votes, should not be down to the public. Things like general elections should be decided with a referendum. It's like when you may have a vote, within your class, about whether you should get rid of the school coats. The class should decide whether they want them or not, and that's it. After that, either the student council or staff should decide if they want to change the design or if they want students to bring their own coat - through votes. However, the majority of the time when your deciding on new student council the school only does the vote once.

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  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg creative_sparrow
    The Ruth Gorse Academy 14 Mar 2019

    Yes, we should have another referendum, it’s 3 years on and the population is different now to what it was in the last one. Since 2016, we have had millions more younger people who are now eligible voters and also millions of older people who have died since. And, considering the fact that a third of the nation did not vote, you cannot conclusively say it’s the will of the people.

    Also if Theresa May can hold a third vote on her Brexit Deal, who clearly thinks MP’s can change their mind within a week! How can the Prime Minister explain democracy to the rest of the UK when we are denied another vote?

    Furthermore, the Brexit campaign was steep with so much misinformation, and now we have a better idea of what leaving the EU actually means. This tangle mess we are in is partly due to the fact that Brexit MP’s never had the same version of what Brexit meant. They were blindsided by the Irish border and the MP’s trivialise the difficulty to disentangle the 45 years of union with the EU. ‘Leave means leave’ is not as simple as if we can just leave and cancel a gym membership!

    It is time for a People’s vote. Even if no one changes their minds it will be incredibly undemocratic to deny the millions of younger generation the chance to have their say. We are the generation that will have to live through the legacy, much, much longer than the older generation believing it’s their will to seal our fate.


    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/final-say-brexit-latest-young-voters-second-referendum-remain-poll-a8467631.html

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg benevolent_planet
    St Gregory's Catholic Primary School C 15 Mar 2019

    I think MPs are the best people to talk to if you have a say about democracy

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  • Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC 15 Mar 2019 in reply to creative_sparrow's comment

    Extremely well reasoned comment!

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg steady_skill
    Boutcher C of E Primary School 15 Mar 2019

    Why is Theresa May asking the MPs again when she has already asked them? Was that her decision to do that or the MPs?

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  • Crampton-logo-250x250.jpg curious_wildcat
    Crampton Primary School 17 Mar 2019

    yes, we should have another referendum as over the year many peoples opinions have changed after finding out the repercussions.
    Also, many people have grown and more can vote so then it won't be so close together.

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg persuasive_anteater
    Boutcher C of E Primary School 18 Mar 2019

    Despite them making the decision to delay brexit the EU has already confronted Theresa May saying,”If you don’t have a good reason to delay Brexit then the UK is leaving on the 29th of March.”
    Now parliament have voted against a no deal brexit (this should be expected as the UK was divided on brexit meaning a compromise of some sort should be expected) and voted against Theresa May’s deal we are put in a dilemma where either way there is a bad outcome. Unless they vote on a 2nd referendum, which is the only reason the EU will reliably delay brexit, we may not actually have the choice of any deal. Although if I had one question to Theresa May it would be, is the reason you don’t want a 2nd referendum because the Labour Party proposed the concept?

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  • John-Ruskin-logo-250x250.jpg flowing_science
    John Ruskin 19 Mar 2019

    The MP's can't be trusted to vote for you because they might say something you don't want . This also shows indirect democracy because people don't get to say what they want.
    If it was direct democracy people would be more happier while voting for whatever reason.

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  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg balanced_singer
    The Ruth Gorse Academy 20 Mar 2019

    THERESA MAY HAS DELAYED BREXIT UNTIL THE END OF JUNE!

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  • Cowes-logo-250x250.jpg astounding_currant
    Cowes Enterprise College 20 Mar 2019

    Friday the 15th of march:
    Should we push Brexit back or not?
    I have mixed emotions about leaving or not but what I do know is that after MPs are selected, most of us barely get a say on what they vote on! I think that most important decisions about leaving or staying in the EU should be direct democracy because otherwise barley anyone gets a say. There are so many people who don't get a say who should.
    If we don't push Brexit back we could be making a too quick decision or not thinking properly but is we do push it back we will get more thought and time to the idea.

    Thursday the 14th of March:
    I believe that the reason why if the Mps went against Theresa's deal that she would push back the Brexit date, is because she wants more time to convince them on one of her agreed deals. Think about.

    Wednesday the 13th of March:
    A no deal Brexit it would never work out because we, as a country, can not be certain on our accessibilities to certain food, clothes or objects. If a no-deal Brexit was declared I am sure that there would be loads more protests about it than there is now and more chaos than before. Lets just put it this way for a moment. What would happen if a no-deal Brexit happend on the 29th? What is only a few days later your family would be going on a really expensive holiday?
    It is quite reasonable that your family could lose hundreds of pounds because of the difficulties of travelling. This is just on example of what could happen. There are many more...

    Q1.
    I believe that MPs can sometimes be great voters but in other times their votes are less important than the rest of us's.
    Think about all the people who should of become MPs but someone else got picked instead. At least they should get a say in what happens.

    Q2.
    I think the information that is given is showing us that the indirect democracy is not working out and it should mostly be direct. I honestly don't think a referendum is fair because even though everyone gets a vote, the government can choose what happens after it. So I think not all democracy is fair.

    Q3.
    There would be many consequences of delaying Brexit.
    . more votes
    . more referendums
    . more more chaos
    and more protests!

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  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg kind_hurricane
    Richmond Hill Academy 21 Mar 2019

    Pushing brexit can cause more problems. This could of been sorted 3 years ago. it is a simple vote stay or leave.

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  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg determined_dragonfly
    Richmond Hill Academy 21 Mar 2019

    Final Say: The misinformation that was told about Brexit during and after the referendum that is my headline

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  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg wise_guava
    Arnhem Wharf Primary School 21 Mar 2019

    Question I am replying to : Are MPs the best people to vote on the deal?

    Probably not, because some people in the public might have been fed more information about the deal, and could know better if the deal is good or not. Obviously if the person/people say this to an MP, it might be exposed, and the person/people might not like that. However, MPs might be more experienced and might know more things, and will know what they are doing.

    wise_guava

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  • John-Ray-logo-250x250.jpg fiery_clarinet
    John Ray Junior School 22 Mar 2019

    Question 3:I think there will be because people will be angry andthey might protest.

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  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg quiet_horse
    Arnhem Wharf Primary School 23 Mar 2019

    Yes, we should definately have another referendum, it’s already been 3 years on and the population is different now to what it was in the last one. From 2016, we have had billions more smaller people who are now legal voters and also billions of people who have died sadly. And, considering the fact that a third of the nation did not vote, you can't conclusively say it’s the will of the people.

    AND if Theresa May can hold a third vote on her Brexit Deal, who thinks that will change the MP's minds.! How can the Prime Minister explain democracy to the rest of the UK when we are denied another vote? That's not fair.

    AND the Brexit campaign was steep with so much lies, and now we have a better idea of what leaving the EU actually means. This tangle mess we are in is partly due to the fact that Brexit MP’s never had the same version of what Brexit meant. They were blindsided by the Irish border and the MP’s trivialize the difficulty to disentangle the 45 years of union with the EU. ‘Leave means leave’ is not as simple as if we can just leave and cancel anything!

    However many people will say that the public don't know much about Theresa May's brexit deal. Theresa May's Brexit deal was around 500-600 pages long! All of the MP's HAD to read it to decide on their opinions and the public havent read that. Although this will sound opposite of my whole message, the public MUST be allowed to vote! It's simply unfair. Why are the PM's out there, representing us when we should be representing ourselves! It's our country, not Theresa May's, not the MP, it's ours. We should have a say in what we want to happen. We should be allowed to give our opinions. Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948, states that: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
    I want this message to sink in your brains and I want you to think!
    Is this what we want our country to be like?
    Is this how our our country is supposed to be ruled?
    Is this the place you want to live in?

    I want to tell you something Theresa May:

    YOUR BREXIT DEAL HAS CHANGED MY COUNTRY, MY HOME, COMPLETELY. THE COUNTRY IS IN CHAOS! WE CAN'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO MINE AND ANOTHER 66,04 MIJILEON (I ALREADY RESEARCHED THIS) HOMES! WE WILL OT LET YOU TEAR THE UNITED KINGDOM!

    Thank you!!!!!!

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