Theresa May told to ask EU to delay Brexit until June

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Theresa May told to ask EU to delay Brexit until June



Theresa May has been told to ask EU leaders to delay Brexit until June, after MPs voted on a Government motion in the Commons.
MPs approved the motion for the Prime Minister to seek an extension of the Brexit process to June 30 by 420 votes to 110, a majority of 310.
The PM is currently meeting French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris to discuss the possibility of a further delay to Brexit.

May is on a ‘last-ditch’ whistlestop tour to convince EU leaders to grant her a Brexit delay (Picture: PA)

The PM met German Chancellor Angela Merkel earlier today (Picture: EPA)

She then travelled to Paris for a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron (Picture: Reuters)She earlier met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.
The French presidency said all decisions on Brexit will be made on Wednesday at a summit of EU leaders in Brussels.
Clubber smashed cocktail glass into man’s neck ‘totally unprovoked’A delay requires the unanimous support of the EU’s other 27 members. If they refuse, Britain faces crashing out of the EU without a deal on Friday.
In recent days, Mr Macron has warned that an extension to the Article 50 withdrawal process is not guaranteed.
The Prime Minister had already asked for the date of Brexit to be delayed until June 30 when she meets the EU at an emergency summit on Wednesday.
MPs backed her call in the Commons vote this afternoon.

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On Monday night, MPs rushed a Bill through the Lords and Commons to pass a plan to extend Article 50 in order to avoid no-deal into law.
With just days to go before the Brexit deadline of April 12, the cross-party European Union (Withdrawal) (No 5) Bill received royal assent.
The legislation was tabled by Labour former minister Yvette Cooper last week, who said after the Bill passed: ‘Both houses of Parliament have tonight strongly made clear their view that a no deal would be deeply damaging to jobs, manufacturing and security of our country, and also set out support for the Prime Minister in securing an agreement later this week.’
She said she was forced to make the move in ‘unprecedented circumstances’.

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