The topic of ‘Brexit’ is back, but this time from a very unlikely source. France’s European Affairs Minister, Nathalie Loiseau, has named her cat ‘Brexit’ because of its indecisiveness.
She explained that her cat meows loudly to be let out each morning, only to refuse when the door is wide open for him.
“He wakes me up every morning meowing to death because he wants to go out, and then when I open the door he stays put, undecided, and then glares at me when I put him out,” Loiseau said.
The initial referendum on Brexit was organised on 23 June 2016 – when voters were asked whether the UK should remain or leave the European Union. The Leave vote won by nearly 52 percent to 48 percent (17.4 million votes to 16.1m).
The actual withdrawal was due to take effect on 29 March. However, last week, a total of 412 MPs to postpone the step, with 202 votes against.
This means Prime Minister Theresa May now has to officially request any extension on Brexit from the EU, and all 27 member states must agree to allow it to happen.
Now, it’s time to wait and see the outcome of the European Council summit that will decide the possibility of such an extension.