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EU Leaders Open to Brexit Delay If May Can Push Deal Through Parliament

Posted March 21, 2019

(Jill Lawless – Associated Press)

European Union leaders meeting for a Brexit summit are likely to grant Britain a short extension, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday, if the British government can win parliamentary support next week for its divorce deal.

But early signs of that happening are not good. British Prime Minister Theresa May angered many legislators with a televised speech late Wednesday blaming Parliament for the Brexit impasse. One lawmaker slammed her remarks as “toxic.”

May has a tough day ahead as she arrives in Brussels to lobby her European partners to extend the Brexit date from March 29 until June 30 to push through the agreement she reached with the EU in November. Click here to read more.