The Newest: EU, Britain agree to extend Brexit till Oct. 31

2:05 a.m.

European Union leaders and Britain have agreed to allow Britain to extend Brexit before Oct. 31.

EU Council president Donald Tusk says”this implies extra half an hour to allow the UK to get the best possible answer.”

Tusk said Thursday that it is a expansion, speaking which Britain could leave if it approved the withdrawal deal.

May came asking a delay until June 30 but confessed that she’d be ready to extend the date. The British Parliament has repeatedly rejected a withdrawal bargain leading to a deadlock within Britain’s long-awaited death.


12:40 a.m.

The two European officials say EU leaders are now supplying to allow Britain to extend Brexit till Oct. 31 and are awaiting the U.K.’s answer.

The officials said that the leaders consented to a crisis Brexit summit Thursday in Brussels that portion of the deal is June that the EU would assess the situation.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the closed-door negotiations.

British Prime Minister Theresa May have been expected to meet EU Council President Donald Tusk to discuss the offer.

May had come to the summit asking a delay but had acknowledged she’d be inclined to extend that date. Meanwhile, the British Parliament has rejected a withdrawal deal negotiated with the EU, leading to today’s deadlock over the long-awaited death of Britain.

-Raf Casert


10:35 p.m.

France is playing hardball from the European Union’s negotiations over whether to prohibit British Prime Minister Theresa May another Brexit expansion.

A official French President Emmanuel Macron’s office May hadn’t given”sufficient guarantees” at an emergency Brexit summit”to justify a very lengthy expansion”

May has requested the leaders of the 27 countries that were staying of the EU to delay Britain’s death until June 30. An extension is favored by some of the in Wednesday’s summit in Brussels.

Huge trade and travel headaches are anticipated out of a no-deal Brexit.

The official, who was not licensed to be termed according to presidential policy, stated:”The no-deal scenario is a real alternative.”

The official says other EU leaders expressed concerns with a lengthy expansion, but acknowledged Macron is playing”bad cop” to pressure the British authorities into clarifying what it wants.


8:05 p.m.

Forget about the date that the U.K. will leave perhaps depart the European Union. The question the EU summit: What was about Angela Merkel’s pill ?

They both looked at the screen before sharing a hearty laugh. Subsequently Merkel walked over to summit seat Donald Tusk, who joined in the merriment.

Doors shortly closed in the Europa building onto the cameramen and photographers, with apparently getting a peek at what was on her own tablet.

Jokes shortly followed. Were they comparing costs of their suits, which seemed Europe-blue that is identical? One EU official said Merkel have to have promised she acquired it at half of the cost.

News conferences were hours away, leaving the world with bated breath.


7:35 p.m.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says he wants to understand how British leader Theresa May plans to find a Brexit deal through Parliament and assurances that the U.K. will stay a faithful European Union member before it renders the bloc.

Rutte said after arriving to a crisis summit in which the heads of staying member nations are discussing May’s most current request to postpone Britain’s departure that Brexit has studied his patience”for a while now.”

The Netherlands’ leader has close ties to Britain and is pro-European. He says that the debate at Brussels on Wednesday is focusing on just how long Brexit should be postponed, and what conditions the EU must attach if it agrees to a delay, and”the way we can get guarantees that in the meantime, the United Kingdom will stay as a faithful partner.”


6:05 p.m.

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas claims the EU”should do everything we could” to protect against the U.K. being out of the EU without a withdrawal deal or transition period, which might happen Friday if Brexit isn’t postponed.

Ratas states”naturally” Estonia will support an extension.

Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins says if Britain is asking for additional time,”I think we ought to consider giving them time.”

May has requested to push on Brexit back until June 30, but a delay is favored by many in the EU of around a year to give more time to rest the political impasse around Brexit of the country to politicians.

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis reported that”for me, the proposition to last until the end of March next year is alright.”

However, French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that”nothing is decided.”


5:55 p.m.

French President Emmanuel Macron states”nothing is yet decided” on whether and how long a Brexit delay to offer Britain.

Macron is seen as the European pioneer most strongly opposed to British Prime Minister Theresa May’s petition for another delay into the U.K.’s departure in the European Union.

While others voiced their willingness to give the extension until June 30 or even next year, Macron stated Wednesday at a Brexit summit in Brussels which”nothing is determined.”


4:50 p.m.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has signaled that she is ready to take a long delay to Brexit if other European Union leaders insist, so long as the U.K. gets the choice of leaving sooner if lawmakers ratify an EU divorce arrangement.

Arriving in an emergency Brexit summit in Brussels on Wednesday, May said she”heavily discriminated” the U.K. has not left the EU yet. Other European leaders at the summit are talking her petition to push the departure date on June 30 to provide Britain’s feuding politicians more time to reevaluate divorce conditions.

But the bloc favors a longer extension.

May said:”What’s important is that any expansion enables us to leave at the stage where we ratify the withdrawal arrangement.”

She says she’s hopeful that may be by May 22.


3:40 p.m.

The Czech Republic’s prime minister claims he supports the proposal of European Council President Donald Tusk to give a delay that is longer to Britain than it has asked from the European Union for its departure.

British Prime Minister Theresa May travels to attend EU summit seeking for another extension before June 30, to the departure of Britain. Britain is scheduled to depart the EU on Friday.

Tusk has indicated a delay of up to a calendar year, having terms attached to make sure while it remains a part Britain does not stymie EU conclusion.

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis claims that Tusk’s plan would”calm down the problem” and also give Britain time to choose what it wants to perform.

Babis says:”It’s a good proposal.”

EU countries have become increasingly exasperated with doubt and all the political division in Britain.


3:25 p.m.

Authorities spokeswoman Sibeth Ndiaye is cautioning the possibility of a Brexit still exists before a European Union summit.

Ndiaye said the issue has been brought up in the Elysee palace through the weekly Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, since President Emmanuel Macron was about to head to the summit to Brussels.

“The no-deal alternative is clearly the one we’d want… there is really a risk and France is ready”, she explained.

Ndiaye stated that France is receptive to granting an expansion to the Brexit deadline but”this is not automatic.” France wants a”clear and credible potential” in Britain and responsibilities to not endanger the EU institutions,” she explained.

She declined to offer.


3:10 p.m.

Britain’s parties are still getting ready to do against.

Anti-EU figurehead Nigel Farage says the elections will be run at by his Brexit Party. He says that the competition will bring”a rebirth of active Euroscepticism,” pushed by Britons’ anger in the failure to depart the EU.

Farage’s former party, UKIP, also says it’s going to run candidates in all regions of the U.K.

Brexiteers have condemned Prime Minister Theresa May for trying to postpone the U.K.’s death because she’s neglected to have Parliament’s consent for the EU withdrawal arrangement.

Although the EU could offer, may is asking for a delay until June 30. Meaning Britain would have to participate in late-May elections for the European Parliament — almost three decades after the country voted to leave the bloc.


2:05 p.m.

Brexit? What Brexit? Lawmakers have for the most part avoided the topic of the day during the prime minister appearance before Parliament.

Prime Minister Theresa May didn’t face the usual level of brutal questioning during the Wednesday session only hours before a European Union summit in Brussels.

She had been asked questions regarding taxation policy and authorities funding than about her petition for a delay in the April 12 passing from the EU of Britain.

Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn did not deliver Brexit up, as May prepares to ask the EU to an extension and many lawmakers shied away from the bickering.

May did say her position on holding a second EU referendum hasn’t changed, meaning she is still opposed.


1:50 p.m.

Merkel told German lawmakers Wednesday that she’ll meet until the European Union summit later in the afternoon with French President Emmanuel Macron, who has taken a tough line over recent weeks on Brexit.

Pressed on what type of expansion Germany backs,” Merkel replied:”I prefer, if there is a broad bulk for this now, maybe making it a delay of many months — although not delaying anything, so once Britain has decided the withdrawal can happen immediately.”

Prime Minister Theresa May visited her situation to be made by both France and Germany Tuesday, and has asked for a delay until June 30.


1:30 p.m.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has set out three requirements for a possible delay to the departure of Britain from the European Union.

Lawmakers were dealt by merkel on Wednesday before EU leaders meet in Brussels to decide whether to grant the petition of Britain past the Friday night job that was current.

Merkel said the EU has”expectations” of all Britain.

She added that there also has to be more”a willingness to participate constructively in decisions.”


1:20 p.m.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union may well decide on a more Brexit delay compared to the one sought from the British government, but it will be elastic enough to let Brexit”very quickly” after London approves the withdrawal arrangement.

EU leaders have been meeting in Brussels Wednesday to mull Prime Minister Theresa May’s petition for Brexit to be postponed until June 30. If no extension is granted, Britain threats spelled out without a deal on Friday.

Merkel told German lawmakers a twisted Brexit”isn’t in our interest.”

She said Wednesday’s result that”it may well be a more extension than the one the British prime minister requested for, but we will shape this expansion in such a way that whenever Britain has accepted the withdrawal arrangement, Britain can then complete its orderly withdrawal very soon after” using a two-year transition interval.

She did not define how long the extension may be.


12:45 p.m.

Even the European Union’s legislature has warned British Prime Minister Theresa May to come to the Brexit summit on how she expects to reverse into the talks with opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn into a 38, with obvious signs.

The European Parliament said in a statement Wednesday that May”cannot come empty-handed.”

Along with the legislators told the EU leaders that they have to be certain that Britain will not become obstructionist if a very long expansion to their departure is allowed.

They said the summit”will be advised to provide the U.K. having an expansion which should be suitably framed to respect the principle of true cooperation.”

The European Parliament will need to accept any deal May reaches to ensure it is binding.


11:35 a.m.

Groups representing manufacturers from the U.K. and throughout the continent have now shrunk to European leaders to work with Britain to avoid a divorce in the bloc with no offer.

Sister firm Ceemet and Create UK issued a joint letter to heads of state and chief negotiator Michel Barnier warning of financial shock in case of a no-deal Brexit.

The groups say that if they recognize attempts have been made to address the chaos a no-deal situation would cause,”it has to be clear that neither the EU nor the UK are prepared, and as a consequence European business is also not adequately prepared, to get this cliff edge situation”

Prime Minister Theresa May travels to request for another expansion to the passing of Britain, before June 30. Britain is scheduled to depart the EU.


9:30 a.m.

European Council President Donald Tusk is assembly leaders including British Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of an emergency summit to determine whether to give a delay in its death to the United Kingdom from the European Union.

Donald Tusk meets with the leaders of Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands and eventually May before Wednesday evening’s summit starts.

It’s likely to be a tough day for its leader that is embattled as she pleads for a second expansion until June 30, to stop the departure currently scheduled for Friday of Britain.

Tusk has proposed an even longer delay of around a year with terms attached to ensure Britain doesn’t stymie EU decision making when it stays a member.

EU countries have become increasingly exasperated with uncertainty and all the political branch in Britain.