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Theresa May calls on Jeremy Corbin to agree on Brexit deal

She calls the local election results bad for both parties
16:32, 5 May 2019

The Telegraph

British Prime Minister Theresa May said that she and Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbin need to put aside their disagreements in order to conclude an agreement on Brexit. This is reported by Reuters.

“To the opposition leader, I say the following: let's listen to what the voters said at the local elections and postpone our disagreements for a moment. Let's agree,” the British Prime Minister said.

It is noted that she made the corresponding statement after poor results for both parties in the local elections in the U.K. on Thursday.

Earlier it was reported that on April 10, 27 EU countries and the United Kingdom agreed on a flexible reprieve until October 31.

However, the British assumed that Brexit would be delayed for a shorter time. In particular, on 9 April, the British Parliament voted in favor of Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to postpone Brexit until 30 June.

Related: Brexit: EU, Britain agree on delay till October 30

But there are still concerns that Britain might leave the European Union without an agreement. This was announced by the head of the executive branch of the European bloc, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, in an interview with the FUNKE Mediengruppe, reports Reuters.

“No one knows how Brexit will end. This creates a lot of uncertainty. There is still a fear that there will be a tough Brexit, without any contractual mechanisms for Britain’s withdrawal from the EU,” Juncker said.

He noted that despite the lack of clarity as to when, how, or even whether Brexit will occur, the UK should use the time until October 31 wisely.

He also focused on the fact that the EU cannot endlessly postpone the withdrawal of Britain from the EU.

“We cannot continue to postpone the withdrawal date indefinitely. The best solution for the British would be to accept the Agreement on withdrawal within the additional time that was agreed,” Juncker said.
 

Related: Tusk offers UK 'flexible' delay of Brexit up to one year

 

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