EU gives Brexit extension

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April 11, 2019 - 10:35 AM

LONDON (AP) — Following the decision early today by the European Union to delay the U.K.’s departure for a second time, not much is clear about Brexit bar the certainty that the divisions in British society and in Parliament will remain.

The so-called “flextension” until Oct. 31 given to Britain to approve a Brexit withdrawal agreement will require the country to hold elections for the European Parliament on May 23 — provided the withdrawal agreement hasn’t been passed by lawmakers.

Few think that’s going to be likely after Prime Minister Theresa May saw the deal she agreed with the EU voted down by lawmakers on three occasions this year.

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