Brussels, Mar 13: Chances of a no-deal Brexit or even no-Brexit have grown dramatically in light of the UK parliament rejecting the withdrawal deal agreed by London and Brussels and new supplements to it, a European Commission press service official told Sputnik on Tuesday.
On Monday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she and European Commission President Jean-Claude Junker had managed to secure legal changes to the original Brexit deal, which had previously been rejected by the UK parliament. May's updated Brexit plan was rejected by the parliament as well.
"With only 17 days left to 29 March, today's result has significantly increased the likelihood of a 'no-deal' Brexit or the possibility of a 'no-Brexit,'" the official said. He added that the European Union, for its part, would continue preparations for a disorderly Brexit to ensure the bloc's preparedness for all possible scenarios.
At the moment, the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the block on March 29. May has pledged ahead of the Commons vote that if parliament rejected the new version of the deal on Tuesday, it would vote on whether the country should withdraw from the bloc without any agreement. If that option is rejected as well, the lawmakers will consider extending the Brexit deadline.SPUTNIK