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Brexit: EU leaders agree Article 50 delay plan

EU leaders have agreed on a plan to delay the Article 50 process, postponing Brexit beyond 29 March.

The UK will be offered a delay until 22 May, if MPs approve the withdrawal deal negotiated with the EU next week.

If they do not, the EU will back a shorter delay until 12 April, allowing the UK time to get the deal through or to "indicate a way forward".

Mrs May said there was now a "clear choice" facing UK MPs, who could vote for a third time on her deal next week.

They could back the withdrawal deal, deliver on the referendum and leave the EU in "an orderly manner" or face the prospect of having to stand candidates in the European Parliamentary elections, three years after the UK voted to leave the EU.

She said she would be "working hard to build support for getting the deal through". She said she had "expressed frustration" in her speech last night, in which she blamed MPs for the delay, but added "I know that MPs are frustrated too" and she was "very grateful" to those who had supported the deal.

"I will make every effort to make sure we can leave with a deal and move our country forward," she said.


(Sources: BBC News)

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