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Brexit can be delayed until May 22 if MPs pass May’s divorce deal, say draft EU summit conclusions

Europe

21 March 2019, 20:29

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Embattled UK prime minister Theresa May is in Brussels making a last-ditch plea to EU leaders for a Brexit extension, Euronews reports.

After twice failing to get British MPs to back her EU divorce deal, May wants to move the UK’s departure date back three months.

Here are the main takeaways from the summit:

French President Emmanuel Macron warns “we’re heading for a no-deal Brexit” if MPs reject May’s deal next week.

“We must work to the last minute to ensure an orderly Brexit,” says German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

May says asking for an extension to June 30 is a “personal regret for me”.

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz favours short Brexit extension to avoid “absurd” prospect of UK taking part in EU elections.