Many politicians, economists and business groups think leaving the world's biggest trading bloc with no arrangement would be detrimental to the European Union and catastrophic for the U.K. It may result in tariffs imposed on trade between Britain and the European Union and habits checks that might lead to gridlock in vents and shortages of critical goods. This is our national duty as elected members of this House.
"We have heard voices coming from Britain that Britain wants to be a very hard partner for the others", Juncker said after the summit, alluding to prominent hard-line euroskeptics in May's Conservative Party.
Consensus, however, was in short supply.
She then risked further inflaming relations with her own side, insisting it's vital to work with socialist Jeremy Corbyn's main opposition Labour Party on a joint Brexit plan, even if this is "uncomfortable".
"The clock has run down and Britain has been left in limbo", he said.
"It can also reconsider the whole Brexit strategy".
However, most leaders backed the longer plan, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and the French had to settle for a review of the delay at a preplanned European Union summit scheduled for June 20.
"I think you know the answer to that", May smiled when veteran Brexiteer Bill Cash asked her to step down over her failure to take the United Kingdom out of the bloc on the original Brexit date of 29 March.
So here's the second irony, also still escaping us.
May promised to resign if her deal is approved, but that moved neither eurosceptic nor pro-EU opponents to support her, so she is now warning that Brexit may never happen.
The bloc had already granted Britain a delay once from the original March 29 deadline.
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European leaders yesterday agreed with Britain to delay Brexit by up to six months, saving the continent from what could have been a chaotic no-deal departure at the end of this week.
But the two leaders tried to sound a positive note on talks between their parties which now represent the last chance for the government to have a say in the Brexit process. Britain has the option of leaving before that if Mrs May succeeds in getting a withdrawal agreement ratified by Parliament.
EU Council president Donald Tusk admitted in Brussels after the marathon meetings wound down that "everything is possible".
He added: "Let me finish with a message to our British friends: This extension is as flexible as I expected, and a little bit shorter than I expected, but it's still enough to find the best possible solution".
First off, Britain isn't departing the world's single biggest trading block today without a deal - a scenario that the Association of British Insurers (ABI) previously described as an unforgivable act of economic and social self-harm.
France and the main European Union powers had already agreed before the summit that any extension had to come with strict conditions so that Britain could not use its right of veto as a member to jeopardise the EU's immediate and long-term plans.
Annunziata Rees-Mogg, who has twice stood for the Conservatives in previous general elections, was unveiled as a candidate during the party's launch in Coventry on Friday.
The delay allowed traders to breathe a sigh of relief but observers noted the reprieve was only brief with the agreement merely kicking the can down the road.
Macron eventually agreed to the October 31 extension with a June "review" of the situation, because it is the day before the new European Commission-the executive arm of the EU-takes office.
Mrs May spoke for about an hour at the summit, before leaving the room to leave the European Union leaders to discuss her request. "There's a concern that if there is a Brexiteer prime minister who comes in after Prime Minister May, they might try to cause some trouble".