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BREAKING Brexit: Theresa May confirms she has officially asked EU for delay to June 30

Mirror logo Mirror 20/03/2019 Dan Bloom
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Theresa May today confirmed she has asked for Brexit to be delayed - but only until June 30.

Mrs May sent the formal letter to EU Council President Donald Tusk exactly 1,000 days after Britain voted to leave the EU.

The Prime Minister will meet EU leaders tomorrow in Brussels to enter talks on delaying Brexit.

It came after Downing Street sources admitted the Prime Minister would not ask the EU for a long Brexit delay following a Tory row.

The embattled PM was expected to ask only for a few months of extra time beyond March 29 after fury at her plans in Cabinet.

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Her hopes of asking for a year or so's delay to frighten Brexiteer MPs into finally backing her deal backfired.

Last week she claimed "there will need to be a much longer extension" if MPs did not back a deal in the days before next Friday.

Yet ministers rounded on any prospect of a long delay yesterday in a stormy, 90-minute Brexit session of the Cabinet.


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