20/03/2019

PM Requests Brexit Delay Until 30 June

Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that she has written to the European Union to request a three month delay to Brexit.

The UK is due to leave the EU next Friday, 29 March, but the proposed delay would postpone this until 30 June.
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Speaking at Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons today, Wednesday 20 March, Mrs May also said she plans to bring forward a third "meaningful vote", only days after the Speaker John Bercow ruled out such a vote without "substantial changes".

The Prime Minister told European Council President Donald Tusk in a letter that she needs more time to get her deal approved and ratified by Parliament. The EU said it may not grant an extension beyond 23 May, and any delay must be agreed among all 27 member states.



(JG/CM)

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