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US NewsTusk ‘dreams’ of Brexit reversal

11:05  16 april  2019
11:05  16 april  2019 Source:   ft.com

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PM lines up Macron and Merkel talks before crisis summit Theresa May will hold talks with France's Emmanuel Macron and Germany's Angela Merkel a day before an emergency Brexit summit. The prime minister will travel to Berlin and then Paris on Tuesday, in a last-gasp round of Brexit diplomacy before a gathering of EU leaders in Brussels on Wednesday. European Council president Donald Tusk arranged the emergency summit due to Mrs May's continuing failure to have her withdrawal agreement approved by the House of Commons.

Tusk said later that his upbringing in communist Poland had taught him that "miracles are possible" in politics, adding however that the EU had to take a "realist" stance and move on with Brexit negotiations. Britain stunned the EU when it voted to end its four-decade membership of the 28-nation bloc in a

Donald Tusk Brexit : As President of the European Council, Tusk strongly opposes Brexit , but does There has been talk of referendum votes in other countries as a result of Brexit . “I told them that in fact the European Union was built on dreams that seemed impossible to achieve, so who knows?

Tusk ‘dreams’ of Brexit reversal © Getty President of the European Council Donald Tusk says the UK must not be treated as "second class" if it holds EU elections.

Donald Tusk has said he still “dreams” of the UK reversing Brexit after EU27 leaders gave Britain an extra six months to agree its divorce deal.

Speaking to MEPs in Strasbourg on Tuesday, the president of the European Council said he would not “give into fatalism” about the Brexit process.

Last week, the EU27 leaders decided to extend the Article 50 negotiations until October 31, allowing the UK to exit the bloc if the government can pass a withdrawal deal through the House of Commons. Emmanuel Macron, French president, was the most vehement opponent to a longer extension, preferring to a short continuation to June 30.

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European Union President Donald Tusk said that the bloc's "hearts are still open" to Britain if it changes its mind about leaving, in a fresh suggestion that Brexit could be reversed . Noting that Brexit was due to happen in March 2019 "unless there is a change of heart among our British friends

European Union President Donald Tusk says that the bloc's "hearts are still open" to Britain if it changes its mind about leaving, in a fresh suggestion

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If the UK’s withdrawal agreement is not passed in time, Britain will have to organise EU elections next months.

Mr Tusk also told the European Parliament that any incoming UK MEPs could not be treated as “second class” lawmakers and would keep their “full rights and obligations”.

Theresa May Will Remain PM Until Brexit Is Delivered, Says Philip Hammond.
Theresa May will remain prime minister until she has taken the UK out of the European Union, Chancellor Philip Hammond has insisted. The chancellor spoke as cross-party negotiations to try to break the Brexit deadlock took place in Whitehall on Friday after the UK’s exit date from the EU was delayed until October 31. Hammond told the Bloomberg news agency: “The prime minister has said that she will leave once she has done the deal and taken us out of the European Union. “But, as far as I know, she doesn’t have any intention of leaving until that deal is done. So, she is a person with a strong sense of duty.

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