Brexit: Why hasn't the UK left the EU on 29 March?

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29 March 2019 - is the date that the UK was originally due to leave the European Union (EU), but this hasn't happened. But why not?

Well, it is because the process has been delayed as Prime Minister Theresa May remains unable to get members of Parliament (MPs) to approve the Brexit deal that she agreed with EU leaders.

There was another vote in Parliament on 29 March, but MPs rejected it again.

The problem is that, so far, nobody can agree on the terms by which the UK should leave the EU, what the UK's relationship with the EU should be like once it has left the group, and nobody can decide what should happen next.

MPs have rejected Mrs May's deal three times now, but they have also been unable to agree on what they think should happen instead.

In a series of indicative votes on 27 March, MPs continued to disagree about what should be done.

Now that the withdrawal agreement of Mrs May's deal has been rejected, in the coming days, Parliament will be trying to find a way forward, but we don't know what that will be yet.

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