Brexit deadline could be extended if London provides good reason: EU

British PM Theresa May will once again try to forge consensus in parliament on Brexit divorce agreement


Reuters January 16, 2019
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BRUSSELS: European Union leaders could decide to extend the March 29 deadline for Britain's exit from the EU if London provided a valid reason for such a request, the European Commission said on Wednesday.

There has been no UK request for an extension.

"Should there be a UK request to extend setting out the reasons for such an extension it will be a matter for the EU to decide by unanimity," Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas told a regular news briefing.



British parliament votes down May's EU divorce deal by 230 votes

Prime Minister Theresa May will try on Wednesday to forge consensus in parliament on a Brexit divorce agreement after the crushing defeat of her own deal left Britain's exit from the EU in disarray 10 weeks before it is due to leave.

COMMENTS (1)

Bunny Rabbit | 2 years ago | Reply I don't understand is England a part of EU ? will it remain a part of EU ? Too much talk is going on of late .
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