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Brexit Deadline Came And Went, But EU Patience Runs Thin

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The Brexit deadline could be pushed back again.

March 29 was supposed to be the day Britain would leave the European Union, or what's known as Brexit. But the deadline has been pushed back to next week, amid legislative wrangling over a deal that would govern how Brexit would work. Eight different options were debated and ultimately rejected by parliament last week.

Political analysts say the odds are not good for the options being debated this week, either. And so again, the U.K. could face a situation in which Brexit happens with no deal in place, or the deadline could be pushed back again.

Reporter Claire Bolderson has been watching the developments from within the U.K. She says that time and patience are running out.

"In Britain, people are saying, 'Oh, we'll get another extension, maybe we’ll get a long extension, we'll get a year’s extension.' And Europe's starting to say, 'You know what? Just go. We don't want it anymore. If it means you crashing out without a deal, no arrangements about what happens to trade on the day after you leave, we don't care. Just go,' " says Bolderson. 

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Bonnie North
Bonnie joined WUWM in March 2006 as the Arts Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.