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In view of analysts at Danske Bank, it seems unlikely that there will be a third vote in the House of Commons on May’s Brexit deal before the EU summit starting on Thursday 21 March.

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“We think the EU27 leaders will end up grating the UK an extension. While we previously thought a short extension was in the case, we have changed our mind and now expect a long extension (60% likely versus 30% probability for a short extension).”

“A long extension may increase the pressure on the Brexiteers to such a degree that they end up backing the deal. Some are speculating, despite Bercow’s reservations, that May may try bring the deal forward for a vote again next week, if her strategy works.”

“A long extension would mean that the period with high uncertainties for companies is prolonged, which would continue to have damaging effects on the economy.”

“Overall, it seems like we will get a long extension or May’s deal will pass soon. We still think May’s deal passing is the most likely final outcome and a second EU referendum (after a long extension) is the second most likely final outcome.”