U.K. to Seek Further Delay for Brexit

By Anna Breuer on 2 April 2019
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DSC_0304 (1)Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday that she will reach out to the opposition Labour Party to reach an accord on a joint plan to leave the European Union and will seek an additional delay for the timing of that exit.

May made the surprise announcement following a warning from the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michael Barnier, that Britain must pass the withdrawal agreement that it negotiated with the bloc if it wants an orderly exit process.

“As things stand now, the no-deal option looks likely. I have to tell you the truth,” Barnier said to reporters in Brussels.

After a seven-hour cabinet meeting, May appeared to soften her tone.

“I have always been clear that we could make a success of no-deal in the long term but leaving with a deal is the best solution,” she said in a televised statement, adding that the United Kingdom “will need a further extension Article 50 – one that is as short as possible and which ends when we pass a deal.”

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