British Prime Minister Theresa Could requested the European Union on Wednesday to delay Brexit for 3 extra months — hoping to get extra time to correctly ratify the divorce deal.
In a letter penned to the European Council President Donald Tusk, Could requested to delay the deal till June 30.
“As prime minister, I’m not ready to delay Brexit any additional than the 30th of June,” Could stated.
“I’ve subsequently this morning written to President Tusk, the president of the European Council, informing him that the U.Okay. seeks an extension to the article 50 interval till the 30th June,” she stated.
This comes practically three years after the UK voted to go away the EU and 9 days earlier than the formal exit deadline. British politicians are nonetheless arguing over how, when or even when the world’s fifth largest economic system ought to depart the bloc it first joined in 1973.
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Could stated she plans to ask Britsh parliament to vote a 3rd time on her departure deal, which lawmakers have already voted down twice. She didn’t say when the vote would occur.
— With information from Reuters
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