EU offers PM Theresa May Brexit pause to October 31
Updated : April 11, 2019 07:09 AM IST
The late-night agreement means Britain will not crash out of the bloc on Friday and gives May more than the three months she had asked for to build a parliamentary majority behind the withdrawal treaty she negotiated with the EU last year.
October 31 would correspond to the end of the five-year mandate of the present EU executive Commission.
Leaders would meet again in June to assess the situation. Britain could have left by then if May succeeds in building a coalition for her deal with the Labour opposition -- though there is no sign of agreement yet.
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