After many hours spent in talks, 27 European presidents and prime ministers granted Britain an unconditional extension to the Article 50 period until 12 April, and a further extension until the 22 May if MPs approved Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement next week.
It’s not exactly clear what May wanted, having gone into talks in Brussels with hopes that the extension period will be pushed until the 30 June, but it is a concession.
EU president Guy Verhofstadt tweeted about the decision, writing that it will:
Give the UK Parliament time to deliver a constructive cross-party majority for a positive future relationship.
There have been mixed responses to this extension from both sides of the political spectrum, and whether May’s withdrawal agreement will be voted down yet again is a question on many people’s minds.
The Leave.EU campaign isn’t supportive of the extension
As expected, European leaders have concocted yet another stitch-up in Brussels, once again kicking the can further down the road. Our pathetically weak, submissive "leader" has graciously accepted.
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