EU 'is prepared to delay Brexit until at least July'

Mail Online | 1/14/2019 | Tim Stickings For Mailonline
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EU leaders are preparing to delay Brexit until July or possibly longer if Parliament cannot agree a deal, it has been claimed.

Brussels is reportedly expecting the British government to ask for an extension to Article 50, allowing Theresa May more time to get a deal through Parliament.

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Mrs May is expected to lose Commons the vote on her withdrawal deal on Tuesday, raising the prospect of a no-deal departure on March 29.

Brexit could be postponed even longer if a general election or second referendum takes place, the Guardian reported.

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An EU source told the newspaper: 'Should the prime minister survive and inform us that she needs more time to win round parliament to a deal, a technical extension up to July will be offered.'

EU leaders could reportedly agree to delay Brexit at a leaders' summit organised by Donald Tusk.

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Should the EU not agree to a postponing of Brexit then the UK would leave the EU without a deal on March 29.

A longer extension could clash with the European Parliament elections scheduled for May.

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