British PM holds talks with German Chancellor over delay of Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin today in a bid to delay Brexit deal.

Ms May is also scheduled to meet French President Emmanuel Macron tonight in Paris to urge him to back her request to delay Brexit again until June 30.

EU leaders will meet in Brussels tomorrow to discuss Ms May’s request to move the Brexit deadline, which is set for April 12.

Ms May will be at an emergency summit tomorrow when all EU states will vote on an extension.

UK lawmakers finally approved a Brexit bill yesterday after weeks of failing to reach agreement on May’s proposals or any of the alternative models of leaving the EU.

The bill aims to block a no-deal Brexit, whereby the UK crashes out of the EU without any transition arrangements in place. 

Faced with a political deadlock in London, the EU agreed last month to postpone Brexit from March 29 to April 12.

The Hindu

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