Brexit Delayed Until Halloween

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Brexit Delayed Until Halloween

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

6:42 AM - 11 Apr 2019



Brexit has been delayed until Halloween.

After meeting until the early hours of the morning EU leaders agreed to push the UK's departure date back to October 31st.

It means that a no deal Brexit will now not happen tomorrow.

The new deal, or so called 'Flextension',  has a break clause allowing the UK to leave before October if MPs ratify the withdrawal agreement.

European Council President Donald Tusk made the announcement and warned the UK: 'Please do not waste this time.'

The Taoiseach thinks it's the right call, 'From Ireland's point of view, it means that we won't have a no deal Brexit on Friday. If no deal happens at all it won't happen until the end of October, but that creates a period of time for the United Kingdom to come to a cross-party agreement'.

Speaking after the summit, Theresa May acknowledged 'huge frustration from many people'  that she had to ask for another delay, which follows three defeats in parliament for her withdrawal agreement.

 

 



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