Brexit: UK and EU agree delay to 31 October

European Union leaders have granted the UK a six-month extension to Brexit, after late-night talks in Brussels on 10 April.

Brexit extended to October 31

The new deadline - 31 October - averts the prospect of the UK having to leave the EU without a deal today (12 April), as MPs are still deadlocked over a deal. Theresa May said the UK would still aim to leave the EU as soon as possible. The UK must now hold European elections in May, or leave on 1 June without a deal.

So far, MPs have rejected the withdrawal agreement Mrs May reached with other European leaders last year but they have also voted against leaving the EU without a deal. The EU has ruled out any renegotiation of the withdrawal agreement. The UK was originally due to leave on 29 March. The first extension shifted that date to 12 April. The UK now has just over six months to decide what it wants to do.

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