Friday October 23, 2020

Some EU governments 'backing longer Brexit delay'

While some countries think the EU should offer Britain a generous period to negotiate a deal that will win the backing of MPs, possibly after a second referendum, others oppose a postponement of any sort

21st January, 2019
Theresa May was asked to rule out Brexit postponement. Pic: Getty

European Union governments disagree over how long they think the UK should delay Brexit, with some pushing for an extension of as much as a year, diplomats have said.

While some countries think the EU should offer Britain a generous period to negotiate a deal that will win the backing of MPs, possibly after a second referendum, others oppose a postponement of any sort and want pressure to be put on the UK to accept...

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