The past 72 hours of Brexit ridiculousness, explained ( )

The EU and the UK are still talking, and Prime Minister Theresa May will update Parliament about Brexit on Tuesday.

There are less than 50 days to go until Brexit officially happens, and the United Kingdom still hasn’t approved a final divorce deal with the European Union.

The UK remains stuck in the same bind it’s been in for the past few weeks — unable to stomach Prime Minister Theresa May’s current Brexit withdrawal agreement, seeking concessions from the EU its officials are probably not willing to give, and failing to agree on little except the desire to avoid leaving the EU without a deal on March 29, 2019.

This next week could change things — or maybe not.

We’ll find out a bit more about where things stand on Tuesday, when Prime Minister Theresa May gives an update to the UK Parliament on the status of Brexit.

After May gives her update, Parliament will draft and debate amendments to try to give themselves more say over the Brexit process.

The vote on those amendments is currently scheduled for Thursday. But that’s not the so-called “meaningful vote,” in which Parliament will vote (yet again) on an actual final Brexit agreement. That probably won’t happen until the end of February, a mere month away from the March 29 Brexit deadline.

Time is running out. So are the available options — and the Brexit impasse is already taking a toll on the British economy.

There’s a lot of stuff going on, so to catch up and keep track of what’s happening next, here’s a breakdown of the past (roughly) 72 hours in Brexit news.

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