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EU Leaders Offer Brexit Extension To UK

Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

11:07 PM - 21 Mar 2019



EU Leaders have agreed a response to the UK's requests for a Brexit extension.

After marathon talks today, the EU27 signed off on a series of proposals.

Details of the plans were revealed by European Council President Donald Tusk on Twitter:

He suggested the 27 member states responded to the UK requests in a positive spirit.

He added that Theresa May had agreed to the proposals.

"A good sign"

The EU's proposed an Article 50 extension until May 22nd if the withdrawal agreement is approved in Westminster next week.

However, if the deal's rejected again an extension will apply until April 12th.

During a midnight press conference, Mr Tusk said that will give the British government time to decide on their next steps - a longer extension, a no deal situation, or even a decision to revoke Article 50.

Speaking about the proposals, the European Council President said: "I think it's a good sign.

Frankly speaking, I was really sad before our meeting - now I am much more optimistic.

Theresa May now has to try and get the withdrawal deal through the House of Commons, with MPs having already overwhelmingly rejected it twice.

Main image: European Council President Donald Tusk. Picture by: Olivier Matthys/AP/Press Association Images


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