The Associated Press reports:
Prime Minister Theresa May has asked the European Union to delay Britain’s departure from the European Union until June 30. The U.K. is currently due to leave the bloc in nine days, but Parliament has twice rejected May’s divorce deal with the EU.
May told European Council President Donald Tusk in a letter seeking the extension that she intends to try a third time to get the deal approved. A delay to Brexit needs approval from all 27 remaining EU member states, who are meeting in Brussels on Thursday.
Brexit was supposed to happen next week.
UK PM Theresa May tells MPs she has formally asked EU leaders to delay #Brexit until 30th June, saying it would be “unacceptable” for UK to take part in European elections three years after voting to leave the EU #PMQs updates: https://t.co/g4OVIZWCgr pic.twitter.com/hcFArMo88P
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