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By Max Burman
LONDON – This Brexit mess? Is not my fault. That's the parliament.
This is the message that British Prime Minister Theresa May presented on Wednesday nine days before the country left the European Union.
In a televised address, May attempted to review parliamentarians who twice rejected the agreement she had negotiated with the EU, and speak directly with the public instead.
"Two years later, MEPs could not agree on a way to implement the UK's withdrawal," she said. "Therefore, we will not start punctually with a deal on March 29th."
She added, "I'm absolutely sure you, the public, have had enough."
May's Attempt To appeal to voters came after another day of unsettled Brexit insecurity. Unable to agree on a messy divorce, she pleaded in a letter from Wednesday, which was delayed shortly before the next week's resignation date.
The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, responded that Britain would be granted a short term extension of the looming Brexit deadline only if its parliament votes in favor of the May Leave Agreement.
Britain will leave the EU without delay in a no-deal-brexit. Although this has some followers, most experts predict that this would be an unprecedented act of economic self-harm to the country.
The legislature voted last week to reject the idea of leaving without an agreement on March 29, unless Britain and the US EU agree on an alternative solution, that will happen.
The United Kingdom has not found a consensus despite 1,000 days after the referendum on leaving the bloc in June 2016, even though it had 1,000 days I can not agree on a way. Different factions each believe that their preferred way out of the chaos – from a second referendum or general election to a so-called soft Brexit and even no Brexit – has a chance
" So far, Parliament has done everything possible to avoid a decision, "said May.
The volley of Wednesday in London in May and Tusk in Brussels could therefore be more of an attempt to give a clear picture of the election and convince enough Members of Parliament to support May's deal in a third and maybe final vote next week.
In his remarks to journalists before chairing a summit of the EU leads leaders on Thursday and Friday, Tusk left open, but not said, the possibility that Europe could consider a longer extension if the deal of May rejected again.
"If there is such a need, I will not hesitate to send members of the European Council to Brussels next week," he said.
That's what politicians from the opposition Labor Party and for the EU had been hoping members of May's own conservative party had hoped for. But a long extension would upset influential Brexit supporters in May's divided party and force Britain to vote in the May European elections.
The British leader rejected the idea of a prolonged extension before a particularly animated party starting House of Commons early Wednesday.
"As Prime Minister, I'm not prepared to postpone Brexit until June 30," she said – hinting in some countries that she could resign if Britain finally had to put up with a longer delay
On Wednesday, she acknowledged her turbulent leadership as promising to meet the outcome of the 2016 referendum. If she perhaps enters her crucial week as Prime Minister, she still has to show that she can deliver on that promise. 19659024] Max Burman is a news and homepage editor for NBC News.
Alexander Smith and the Associated Press contributed to it.