Europe warns Britain to use Brexit delay wisely

Europe warns Britain to use Brexit delay wisely

Europe warns Britain to use Brexit delay wisely

"We're giving them a very long time to take a choice", he said.

May stated the potential for leaving before the deadline was a request of hers.

"But we have a duty as politicians to find a way to fulfil the democratic decision of the Referendum, deliver Brexit and move our country forward".

That leaves the prospect of calling a general election in hopes of securing a stable majority government in Britain. Opposition parties have been now baying for an early general election.

As a deal has not yet been decided upon, we may leave the European Union with a backstop, the "insurance policy" in the withdrawal deal, created to ensure there is no hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic if a broader trade deal can not be agreed.

Canterbury City Council also said it was ready.

"Tonight, the European Council made a decision to grant the United Kingdom a flexible extension of the Article 50 period until the 31st of October", he told reporters.

Tusk was assembly May, that had sought until June 30, to see if she'd agree to the offer. Within that context the Prime Minister's options are severely limited, particularly since the word "compromise" does not appear to be part of British parliamentary vocabulary. It means that it gives May more time to try and pass her withdrawal agreement in parliament.

In the working-class port town of Tilbury east of London, which strongly backed leaving the European Union in the 2016 referendum, Brexit supporters voiced their frustration at the new delay.

Commons Leader and prominent Leave backer Andrea Leadsom played down speculation that the latest delay could mean the end of Brexit.

A Brexit would harm European Union countries, as well as Britain, and all desire to prevent it - but there's little understanding about how.

May talked to this 27 European Union leaders before they met for supper without needing to pick Britain's destiny.

"Nothing is decided", Macron said as he came at the summit, according to" clarity" from May about what Britain needs.

May noted that talks between her party and the opposition Labour party are "serious, detailed and ongoing", adding that "there is actually more agreement" between the two sides on a post-Brexit plan.

The pound against the U.S. dollar (GBPUSD=X) climbed following the United Kingdom and European Union agreeing to delay Brexit until 31 October this year.

Britain will leave the bloc Friday unless it cancels Brexit separately Wednesday, if no expansion materializes.

"Merkel told German lawmakers that a disorderly Brexit" is not in our interest".

"I continue to believe that we need to leave the European Union with a deal as soon as possible", she said.

She did not define precisely how long the expansion may be.

Leaders ultimately coalesced around October 31 - Halloween - as the latest Brexit deadline, averting a potentially disruptive no-deal British departure that would have happened Friday if no extension had been agreed.

At the same time, one should note the purely political nature of this decision: Emmanuel Macron sought a shorter extension and managed to pull out a compromise. All that was needed was ratification from the British and European Parliaments.

British Prime Minister Theresa May shown during a press conference in Brussels, Belgium on April 11, 2019. Britain is scheduled to depart the EU.

"The European Council takes note of the commitment by the United Kingdom to act in a constructive and responsible manner throughout the extension period in accordance with the duty of honest cooperation, and expects the United Kingdom to fulfill this commitment and Treaty obligation in a manner that reflects its situation as a withdrawing Member State", the document continues.

"It is enough to find a possible solution".

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