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Another year to waste?

Theresa May is set to be offered a year-long "flexible" delay to Brexit at next week's emergency summit in Brussels, EU officials have said.
A plan drawn up by Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, would let Britain stay in the bloc until 31 March 2020 - over a year after the original planned exit date.

Brussels is framing the proposal as a "flextension" - to stress that the UK could leave before the final date if MPs agree to implement the negotiated Brexit deal before then.

Ahead of next week's summit the prime minister has formally requested a short extension to 30 June this year - the same date she asked for last month and had rejected.

The 27 other EU presidents and prime ministers will make the final formal decision about the UK's future at the meeting on Wednesday.

This is a very generous offer. It would enable a serious attempt at a cross-party agreement, to be followed by a referendum. Or failing that, new elections (but no renegotiations, so new elections are unlikely to change anything).

Just watch her go to Brussels and fuck it up.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Apr 5th, 2019 at 10:12:02 AM EST

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