The House of Commons rejection of the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement on Tuesday has dramatically altered the dynamics of an extension request by the United Kingdom for Article 50 - the statute that allows an EU member to leave the bloc.

Before Tuesday's vote that saw the British parliament resoundingly reject the Brexit deal for a second time, the plan for a short extension would have granted the UK another chance to find a solution without holding European elections at the end of May. This now s...

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