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US News EU delays Brexit extension decision

14:45  25 october  2019
14:45  25 october  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Image: The move comes as Mr Johnson seeks to go to the polls on 12 December.

European Union leaders have granted the UK a six-month extension to Brexit , after late-night talks in Brussels. The new deadline - 31 October - averts the prospect of the UK having to leave the EU without a deal on Friday, as MPs are still deadlocked over a deal. European Council President Donald Tusk

EU's Donald Tusk © Getty EU's Donald Tusk

Brussels has agreed the need for a Brexit extension but will not make a decision on its length until next week.

The development comes as Boris Johnson pushes to hold a general election on 12 December.

Meanwhile, Downing Street has said if the EU offers a Brexit delay the Government can change the date of departure through secondary legislation, known as a statutory instrument.

Political opponents had been holding out for an extension to be granted and so removing the imminent threat of a no-deal exit, before backing an election.

But it now looks as though the EU have delayed final approval until Westminster has made a decision on going to the polls.

Speaking after the two-hour meeting of EU ambassadors, European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said they "have agreed to the principle of an extension" and their work will "continue in the coming days".

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