No-deal Brexit’simply Mad — EU commissioner

No-deal Brexit’simply Mad — EU commissioner

May later returned to agree to the new deadline, which British newspapers were quick to note falls on Halloween.

The Daily Telegraph reported earlier this week that May was considering offering lawmakers a vote on whether to hold a confirmatory public vote on her Brexit deal in a bid to break the deadlock in talks with the opposition Labour Party. She also has promised to step down once Brexit is delivered.

Macron addressed the press at the end of the meeting, calling the conclusion the "best compromise possible", adding that the October 31 deadline "protects us", because it was "a key date, before the installation of the new European Commission".

Like many things Brexit-related, the extension was a compromise.

Brexiteer Conservative legislator Peter Bone said May had once vowed that she would not keep the U.K.in the European Union past June 30.

The summit was more tense than expected, with French President Emmanuel Macron the strongest voice opposing a long extension as the talks stretched from early evening on Wednesday to early yesterday morning.

LONDON-The EU has given the United Kingdom six more months to leave the bloc, with European Council President Donald Tusk urging British authorities to "not waste this time".

May said the possibility of leaving before the deadline was a key request of hers.

"I continue to believe we need to leave the European Union, with a deal, as soon as possible", May told reporters.

However, it could mean Britain having to take part in European Union elections scheduled in May, and there are still few signs that lawmakers will vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, further prolonging the political chaos. In contrast to some testy recent summits, there were signs of warmth and even humor.

Afterward, the French president said he was satisfied with the outcome.

The case for a second referendum could be enhanced if europhile candidates - mainly from centre-left parties - do well in the May 23-26 European Parliament elections. Had British PM Theresa May managed to get her Withdrawal Agreement through parliament it would have been May 22 - but she failed to do so.

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The report revealed that a total of 6,000 workers had been recruited in anticipation of a no-deal Brexit and since that is now unlikely to happen, they will have to stand down. "I genuinely believe right now this nation, we are lions led by donkeys", Mr Farage said.

After all, all options from a "no-deal" Brexit to a general election to no Brexit at all remain on the table.

Her decision to delay a second time ahead of Friday's deadline came after an emergency European Union summit in Brussels.

The emergence of Farage's new party comes at a time with the UK's political system is facing unprecedented strain from Brexit negotiations.

While a substantial section of the euro-sceptics want May gone, they are hamstrung by the fact that she won a vote of no-confidence last December.

"The government will have to compromise", he said, warning that any agreement would have to be entrenched because Labour has no idea who will replace May. Those efforts had yet to achieve a breakthrough, though the two sides said they would resume discussions Thursday.

Hammond also said time would be tight to hold a new referendum before October 31 when Britain is due to leave the European Union.

May responded: "I think you know the answer to that".

So here's the second irony, also still escaping us.

As to the symbolic end date?

Such a deal, Brexiteers say, would be "Brexit In Name Only".

However senior Tories warned the pressure on her to go would "increase dramatically" amid frustration among MPs that there is still no certainty as to when Britain will leave.

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