THERESA MAY REQUESTS BREXIT DELAY UNTIL JUNE 30th






Prime minister Theresa May has this morning written to the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, requesting a delay to Brexit until June 30.


The prime minister acknowledged in her letter to Donald Tusk that the government accepts any extension past May 22 would mean Britain participating in European Parliament elections and informs Brussels that the government is making “the lawful and responsible preparations for this contingency.”


May also requests a termination clause to the delay, proposing that should Parliament ratify her Withdrawal Agreement before May 23, Britain would have the right to withdraw earlier than planned without holding European Parliament elections.


It is not guaranteed that the EU will even agree to such an extension, with Brussels knocking May back previously when she asked for an extension until the end of June.




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