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US NewsEU Agrees To Brexit Delay – But Shorter Than Theresa May Asked For

19:35  21 march  2019
19:35  21 march  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

Theresa May: Back me or risk losing Brexit altogether.

Theresa May: Back me or risk losing Brexit altogether. Theresa May is urging MPs to back a three-month Brexit postponement or face the threat of a much longer delay, in a desperate bid to persuade her pro-Leave rebels to back her withdrawal agreement next week. After a cabinet "gang of four" and several more ministers abstained and 17 backbenchers voted against the government in a Commons vote ruling out no deal, the Prime Minister has issued an ultimatum to Tory Brexiteers.

Prime Minister Theresa May is writing to the EU to formally ask for Brexit to be postponed. EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said the EU would not grant a delay without a "concrete plan" from the UK Chancellor Philip Hammond said ministers all wanted the " shortest possible delay " but cabinet

Theresa May will not request a long delay to Brexit from European leaders, she told lawmakers in the House of Commons.

EU Agrees To Brexit Delay – But Shorter Than Theresa May Asked For © PA Wire/PA Images

The European Union has agreed to Theresa May’s request for a short delay to Brexit – but not the three-month extension to June 30 she had asked for.

According to a draft of the crunch EU summit’s conclusions, leaders from the remaining 27 nations have said the UK can extend Article 50, but just until May 22 – as long a MPs vote in favour of the PM’s deal next week.

The date is the day before European elections start.

The UK is due to leave the EU on March 29 – in just eight days time. If a deal is not signed, the legal default remains a no-deal Brexit on that date.

If the Commons once again votes down the agreement the EU is likely to call an emergency summit next week to possibly offer a longer delay.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.


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