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Brexit Woes: UK Scrambles for Extension at EU Summit

March 21, 2019

Episode Notes:

With the U.K. unable to pass a Brexit draft in Parliament, European leaders are meeting Thursday, in part to decide whether to grant the U.K. an extension to its Brexit due on March 29.

Erik Jones, Director of European and Eurasian Studies and Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), joins the Warcast to understand the whirlwind of Brexit events that has happened and the broader European context. (~11 minutes)

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 0:48 ] Why not a constitutional crisis
[ 1:43 ] Chances of passing a draft before the deadline
[ 3:04 ] EU Summit expectations
[ 4:23 ] Whether extension helps to get to a deal
[ 5:59 ] Brexit as a symptom of a wider problem
[ 7:20 ] Lessons for Europeans other 'exiteers'
[ 9:22 ] Domestic calculus of other European leaders

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