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European Union set to offer delay until May 22 - five weeks shorter than May's request
"The European Union commits to agreeing, before March 29 2019, to an extension until May 22, provided the Withdrawal Agreement is approved by the House of Commons next week," read a draft agreement seen by Reuters as EU leaders met in Brussels.
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But Mr Varadkar said that if the UK does end up leaving the EU without an exit deal - it will be entirely by their own choice.

"We all need to bear in mind that nobody wants a no-deal here. But no-deal, if it happens, will be a British choice," he emphasised.

The Taoiseach said it was the UK who chose Brexit in the first place and it was they who fixed the March 29 deadline.

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They needed nobody's permission to revoke the Article 50 exit process - and resume EU membership right up to the deadline, he stressed.


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by Cat on Thu Mar 21st, 2019 at 07:22:28 PM EST
provided the Withdrawal Agreement is approved by the House of Commons next week

It is highly improbable Parliament will approve the WA next week ... or next month or next year.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Thu Mar 21st, 2019 at 07:55:22 PM EST
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Should MPs vote to support the deal by Wednesday March 20, May will request the short-term extension when she heads to an EU leaders summit in Brussels, which is taking place on March 21 and 22.
Sooo they vote to accept the WA and an extension? ...

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by Cat on Thu Mar 21st, 2019 at 09:20:03 PM EST
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