Quoted from http://voxday.blogspot.com/2019/02/mailvox-brexit-update.html
From a UK observer of the Brexit shenanigans:
The EU is prepared to offer Britain an extension to the Article 50 period. The offer is from 29 March 2019 to 18 April 2019, a total of 14 working days. Theresa May has wasted more time than this repeatedly since November. In return for agreeing to the extension, the EU wants £7bn. i.e. £500m per working day. Whilst there is probably a majority in Westminster for an extension to Article 50, such a financial penalty could be sufficient to extinguish that majority and deliver Brexit on time.
It is notable that they are making this offer before we have asked for it. Previously they said they would only make an offer if we asked. They are clearly worried about the economic contraction of the Eurozone currency economies. In particular, the EU estimates that Germany will lose 100,000 jobs in a ‘no deal’ scenario.
In short, the EU and the UK government continues to play cat and mouse with the Brexit issue. The corruptocrats in the EU want unreasonable financial demands and have gladly given us more time to agree and stay in while the perfidious UK government wishes the Brexiteers would just go away while they give away our sovereignty and feed at the government trough.
Enough is enough. A hard brexit at this point would be the best thing for everyone – except the EU who would no longer be enriched by the UK taxpayers.