April 11, 2019
April 11, 2019 - Ongoing
Britain and the European Union agreed early on 11 April to extend the deadline for Brexit until 31 October 2019.
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"Please, do not waste this time," European Council President Donald Tusk pleaded. He said the EU was giving Britain six more months "to find the best possible solution" to its Brexit impasse.
May said the possibility of leaving before the deadline was a key request of hers. She noted that if U.K. lawmakers back her Brexit deal, Britain could still leave by June 30 - the Brexit deadline she had requested from the bloc - and possibly as soon as May 22, which would release Britain from having to participate in elections for the European Parliament.