There’s a big problem facing member states of Parliament who want to avoid a no-deal Brexit. They can’t exactly depicted there is a majority in the House of Commons against no treat – they need to prove there is a majority in favour of an alternative sequel.
That’s because leaving the EU – with or without a transaction – is currently the default.
If the agreement the prime minister has negotiated with the EU fails to pass the House of Commons, the UK will leave with no cope at all unless something changes, because leaving the EU is written into UK law.
The EU Withdrawal Act situateds 29 March as the appointment of departure.
The wording of the purposes of the act does let a minister to change the definitions contained in “exit day” relatively quickly consuming a statutory organ – a piece of secondary legislation – rather than an entirely new accomplishment of Parliament that would need to be debated. A minister would have to propose the change and MPs would have to approve it.