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Brexit extended until 31 October

Neil Hodge | April 11, 2019

Britain’s exit from the European Union has been pushed back once more after EU leaders decided that it was safer for everybody if the United Kingdom left with a deal rather than without one.

Brexit will now take place by 31 October—earlier if the United Kingdom agrees to the terms of the EU Withdrawal Agreement before then.

Prime Minister Theresa May had only wanted an extension until 30 June, but EU leaders felt that this was not an adequate timeframe to get Members of Parliament on board.

The delay is shorter than the year-long extension that Germany and Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, the EU institution made up of EU leaders that decides EU policy, had wanted, after France’s President Emmanuel Macron dug in his heels over awarding May yet more time (to possibly achieve little).

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