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    • EU grants unconditional Article 50 extension until April 12 March 22, 2019
      EU 27 leaders yesterday agreed to extend Article 50 until 22 May, provided the Withdrawal Agreement is approved by the House of Commons next week. If it is not, the EU agrees to extend Article 50 until April 12, by which point the UK government is expected to indicate a way forward. European Council President Donald […]
    • Unclear what happens if the Brexit deal is voted down next week March 21, 2019
      Appearing on BBC News on 21 March, Open Europe's Aarti Shankar discusses the week ahead in Brexit with People's Vote campaigner Tom Baldwin.The post Unclear what happens if the Brexit deal is voted down next week appeared first on Open Europe.
    • Donald Tusk: short Article 50 extension possible if UK Parliament passes Brexit deal March 21, 2019
      European Council President Donald Tusk yesterday said he believes a "short extension" to Article 50 is possible, but that this would be "conditional on a positive vote on the Withdrawal Agreement in the House of Commons." He added that no special European Council summit is foreseen for next week, explaining, "If the leaders approve my recommendations […]
    • Facebook Live with Open Europe’s Henry Newman and Anand Menon from The UK in a Changing Europe March 20, 2019
      Join Open Europe's Henry Newman and Anand Menon, Director of The UK in a Changing Europe, for a live Brexit discussion on 27 March. The post Facebook Live with Open Europe’s Henry Newman and Anand Menon from The UK in a Changing Europe appeared first on Open Europe.
    • Theresa May will seek short extension to Article 50 March 20, 2019
      Prime Minister Theresa May will write to the European Council President Donald Tusk asking for a Brexit extension until the end of June, but will no longer ask for a long delay. A spokesperson for Number 10 said, "There is a case for giving Parliament a bit more time to agree a way forward, but […]
    • Speaker of the House rules out another vote on same Brexit deal March 19, 2019
      The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, yesterday said in a statement that the Government could not hold a third meaningful vote unless there was a “substantial change” to the Brexit deal, adding that it was not possible to “resubmit to the House [of Commons] the same proposition or substantially the same proposition.” […]
    • Clearing up confusion about Article 50 extension and No Deal as the “legal default” March 18, 2019
      Some commentators have suggested that the UK leaving the EU on the 29th March without a deal remains the “legal default,” even if the EU27 agree to grant an extension. As Open Europe’s Dominic Walsh points out, this is incorrect: if an extension is granted, the 29th March deadline will no longer apply.The post Clearing […]
    • Chancellor: Brexit vote will not go ahead without DUP support March 18, 2019
      The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, said yesterday that the Brexit deal would not be put to the vote this week without the support of the DUP. Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show, Hammond conceded that the Government did not “yet” have the required number of votes, but said that “a significant number of colleagues ... […]
    • MPs vote for Article 50 extension March 15, 2019
      MPs voted last night for the Government’s motion to seek an extension to Article 50, by 412 votes to 202 – a majority of 210. The motion stipulated that if the House of Commons passes the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement by 20 March, the Government will seek a one-off delay to Brexit to 30 June. The […]
    • Updated: Under which conditions would the EU27 agree to an Article 50 extension? March 15, 2019
      In an updated country-by-country guide following the UK Parliament voting for the Government to request an Article 50 extension, Open Europe's Anna Nadibaidze looks at possible reasons for which the EU27 would agree to a Brexit delay.The post Updated: Under which conditions would the EU27 agree to an Article 50 extension? appeared first on Open […]

Twitter Admits People Don’t Know How to Use Twitter

Twitter has released two new ads designed to persuade people to join Twitter. However, the social networking site, or rather its ad agency, has taken a rather novel approach to achieving this end. The ads admit Twitter can be hard to understand, before shattering that misapprehension. It feels like Twitter is more important than it actually is. It’s always getting cited on the news, especially when President Trump tweets, and every brand has a hashtag it wants you to use. However, in actual fact, Twitter “only” has 330 million users, and growth has virtually stalled. Romesh Ranganathan Is a Twitter…

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