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Brexit: Donald Tusk says Westminster division means long delay

Brexit: Donald Tusk says Westminster division means long delay

The UK wants the approval of all 27 European Union leaders to postpone Britain's departure until June 30, and for the UK to be able to leave sooner if parliament manages to ratify an divorce deal.

Writing Monday in the Daily Telegraph, Johnson says the customs union proposed by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn would "enslave" the United Kingdom.

She said: "We will need to look at why it is that we spent billions of pounds on no deal". "We are of course considering an extension, also a longer extension, but it must be linked to very strict criteria", he added, insisting that Britain can't speculate about not participating in the May 23-26 elections for the European Parliament.

British Prime Minister Theresa May toured Berlin and Paris on Tuesday to plead for an extension to the deadline for Brexit, which looked increasingly likely to be approved by European Union leaders at a crunch meeting in Brussels.

"The withdrawal agreement is not open for renegotiation", Barnier said, adding the EU would be ready to update the accompanying draft declaration on future EU-U.K. ties, should May's talks with the opposition Labour party move towards a customs union.

"Neither side should be allowed to feel humiliated at any stage in this hard process", he added.

The prime minister and Chancellor Merkel agreed on the importance of ensuring Britain's orderly withdrawal, a statement said.

If Britain's exit is delayed beyond May 22, the EU has said it will have to take part in European Parliament elections.

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Several EU diplomats said the 12-month extension proposed by European Council President Donald Tusk, who will chair the Wednesday summit, was unlikely to fly and several capitals had agreed with France that this would be too long, fearing a protracted distraction from other pressing EU business.

European Union leaders must decide at a crunch summit on Wednesday whether to grant Britain another delay, which requires the unanimous backing from all of 27 remaining member states.

Ahead of Mrs May's meetings with her French and German counterparts, details of the EU's potential demands for another extension to the Article 50 period began to emerge in reports.

"The length of the extension must be linked to the goal - what it's for - and that depends on what Mrs May will say to European leaders tomorrow", he told reporters after a meeting of EU ministers in Luxembourg.

The Irish commissioner was still hoping the ongoing cross-party talks between Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn could yield a result. Though, little progress has been made from the cross-party talks.

May needs Labour votes in parliament to get a deal approved.

Seibert would not further comment on the German government's position regarding May's Friday proposal to delay Brexit until June 30 to avoid crashing out without a deal at the end of this week.

Further talks will be held on Thursday.

If Labour and the government can not agree on a way forward, Mrs May has promised to put a series of Brexit options to the Commons to vote on - with the government to be bound by the result.