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!


  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 (13)

  • 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.

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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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