European Union extends Brexit deadline to October 31

Saul Bowman
April 14, 2019

"Please do not waste this time", said European Council President Donald Tusk, according to the BBC.

"She feels that she has got a duty, and an obligation to the British people to deliver Brexit and she will certainly want to make good on that obligation".

She urged Labour to support her withdrawal plans in the "national interest" as she suggested she was prepared to cut a deal with the opposition over British membership of a post-Brexit customs union. Winning candidates from Britain will only get to serve as long as their country remains in the EU.

However, the pro-EU and pro-Brexit parties are eager to run for elections, which was view as a way to express strong disagreement views on the bloc.

"We believe the people should have the final say on this matter, and the best option is for the United Kingdom to remain a full member of the European Union".

The campaign launch will intensify the pressure on Mrs May, with many Tories fearing they will haemorrhage votes to the new party amid growing frustration with the deadlock in parliament.

Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, who leads a three-party minority coalition that is propped up by a fourth, came out of the meeting telling reporters that the delay to October was "to give a chance to the new thing that has happened in Britain - where for the first time since World War Two they are having consultations across the political divide".

Mr Farage admitted the far right had joined Ukip, with former English Defence League leader Stephen Yaxley Lennon, aka Tommy Robinson, becoming its political adviser.

"People expected to leave on March 29 and here we are heading towards Halloween.There's some symbolism in that I think", he said Thursday.

Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, with whom May is trying to negotiate a compromise on the shape of Britain's long-term relationship with the European Union, was critical of the need for further delay.

After months of acrimonious, indecisive yet cliff-edged wrangling in Parliament over Brexit, U.K. lawmakers began a 10-day Easter break on Friday. "And let us then resolve to find a way through this impasse".

May said ongoing talks on a possible way forward with the main opposition party, Labour, were constructive, adding that she hopes they will produce a "single unified approach" to put before parliament.

"The government will have to compromise", he said, warning that any agreement would have to be entrenched because Labour has no idea who will replace May. "We have seen over the course of the last few weeks the betrayal, wilful betrayal, of the greatest democratic exercise in the history of this nation", Farage said, vowing there would be "no more Mr Nice Guy" in what he called his fight back against parliament.

Annunziata Rees-Mogg speaks during the launch of the Brexit Party's European election campaign, Coventry, England, Friday, April 12, 2019.

It nearly doesn't matter what that is - a cross-party deal that allows a Brexit deal to pass, a second referendum to break the deadlock, a general election that finally sees off May.

May's struggle to get her European Union divorce terms approved by parliament forced the other 27 nations at a summit earlier this week to grant Britain a second Brexit extension that could run up to October 31.

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