Tuesday July 14, 2020

Brexit crisis: More time gentleman, please

Britain will be asking for an extension, and the speed at which Theresa May’s ‘We will leave the EU on March 29’ mantra was cast aside speaks volumes about the desperation and confusion at play even among diehard Brexiteers

17th March, 2019
Theresa May’s unflagging support for her own Brexit deal seems to know no bounds Picture: Getty

Britain has spent almost three years trying to leave the European Union - and now, here they are, at the departure gate, having to ask the EU itself for permission to delay before they get on the plane out of Europe. That will gall even the most genteel of Brexiteers: being forced back into the arms of the EU in order to be able to get out. And doing so in the knowledge that consent...

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