Petition due to be discussed on April Fool’s day

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An anti-Brexit protester waves flags outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, March 27, 2019. Dylan Martinez/Reuters

As the petition to revoke Article 50 for Brexit clicks over the six million signatures mark, politicians are due to discuss it on April Fool’s day.

British lawmakers face a debate today to reconsider Brexit altogether.

Nearly three years after the divisive referendum that saw 52 percent of voters back leaving the EU, Britain’s MPs are at a loss on how, and even whether, the UK can properly leave the bloc.

MPs on Friday rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s EU divorce deal for a third time, opening the way for a long delay to Brexit, or a potentially catastrophic “no deal” withdrawal in two weeks.

The EU responded by calling an emergency meeting on 10 April, but have warned that a no-deal scenario is increasingly likely.

Source: BBC, RFI