France growing exhausted of Brexit chaos after second extension is agreed

May meets EU leaders but Labour talks yet to produce 'clear shift'

The European Council agreed to a six-month extension of the Brexit process here early on Thursday morning, setting a new deadline for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union on October 31, 2019, and narrowly avoiding a no-deal scenario that had been scheduled for April 12.

"I never wanted to seek this extension", Mrs May said.

"This is our national duty as elected members of this House - and nothing today is more pressing or more vital".

Consensus, however, was in short supply.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the new delay represented a "diplomatic failure" and typified May's "mishandling of the entire Brexit process". "There's a concern that if there is a Brexiteer prime minister who comes in after Prime Minister May, they might try to cause some trouble".

The British Prime Minister, set for a House of Commons statement to formally update MPs on the latest development, continues to battle mounting pressure from different sides of her own Conservative Party to step away from Downing Street and make way for a different Tory leader to deploy a fresh strategy to Brexit.

Mrs May said Brexit talks with the European Union had been "difficult" but she had fought Britain's corner.

"Let us then resolve to find a way through this impasse, so that we can leave the European Union with a deal as soon as possible", she said.

The bloc had already granted Britain a delay once from the original March 29 deadline.

A cross-party agreement could help her get a deal through by May 22, just in time for Britain to leave the EU without having to take part in European Parliamentary elections at the end of next month.

Chicago sues Jussie Smollett over costs of investigating alleged attack
While prosecutors would have had to prove Smollett's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in criminal court, the bar is lower is civil litigation.

"I would expect this is the last delay", Rutte said.

Exhausted members of parliament cheered as the government's leader in the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, announced that as a result of the agreement to delay Brexit, parliament would take a break from the end of Thursday until April 23.

European Council President Donald Tusk and and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May in Brussels on Wednesday.

Other European leaders signaled that they were satisfied with the extension compromise.

May had come to the summit requesting a delay until June 30 but had acknowledged she would be willing to extend that date.

"On October 31 the British will either have agreed to a deal, have made a decision to cancel Brexit or leave without a deal".

If the United Kingdom fails to take part in elections to the European Parliament on May 23-26, it will automatically leave without a deal on June 1.

The veteran socialist said while the cross-party talks on finding a compromise were constructive and serious, "the red lines must move and we must see a real compromise".

Labour, engaged in Brexit talks with the Conservatives, seeks to retain close economic ties with the European Union after Brexit.

Many in the left-wing Labour Party fear that May, who has indicated she will depart once Brexit is achieved, will be replaced by a staunch Brexiteer like Boris Johnson, the former foreign secretary.

Related News:



Most liked

Facebook tweaks tools for remembering deceased loved ones
Facebook's also giving legacy contacts additional options to manage the profiles of deceased users. Legacy contacts still can not read the person's private messages posted and received on Facebook.

Iranian MPs convene with chants of ‘death to America’
The bold response from Iran comes in the wake of Trump's speech on Monday where he labelled the group as a "sponsor of terrorism". The Iranian regime lives and breathes Islamic extremism, which it seeks to export through its global jihad terrorist network.

OR deputies raid bathroom with guns drawn, find trapped Roomba
The situation only grew more tense when deputies entered the home and, according to the post , heard "rustling" noises coming from behind the bathroom door .

Disney Plus: new streaming service launched with Marvel and Star Wars spin-offs
Noelle is a holiday comedy starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader that will premiere exclusively on Disney + sometime after launch. The series is reportedly set to follow stories of famed bounty hunters, Jango and Boba Fett, in the Star Wars universe.

Ander Herrera To PSG Not Done, Arsenal Retain Hope
Speaking with Diario ABC last weekend, the Spaniard said: "As it is right now, Manchester and I are not thinking alike". His contract has not been upgraded since then, meaning Herrera is behind many comparable players in United's pay scale.

Aviation minister Suresh Prabhu orders review of troubled Jet Airways
Jet did not mention in its statement whether it was in discussions with the lessors on the present situation. The State Bank of India had on Monday offered up to a 75 per cent stake in Jet Airways for sale.

Cronin leaves Cincinnati to take UCLA job
Except for brief stints at Louisville and Murray State , Cronin has spent his career in his hometown of Cincinnati . For 100 days, the UCLA Bruins have been without a full-time head basketball coach.

Alphabet-owned Wing launches commercial drone delivery service in Australia
Over the following years Project Wing was developed by engineers at Google X, the secret "moonshot" labs at the research giant. The company has been making trial deliveries by drone for the past year and a half in Canberra without making any mistakes.

Trump Tweets Incorrect Fox Business Graphic, Celebrates Strong Disapproval
After eight hours, Trump had still not taken down his tweet boasting about the incorrectly reported approval rating. The 58 percent approval rating on the economy shown in the graphic does accurately show what the poll found.

Breakthrough for hypersonic jet that could fly at Mach 25
At high speeds and at high altitude, it would transition to full rocket mode, combining the fuel with the oxygen carried inside. At such high speeds, air flowing through the engine can reach incredibly high temperatures, which can potentially cause damage.

Disney confirms its Disney+ streaming service will eventually launch globally
Additionally, users will be able to download Disney + content directly to their devices. Disney + will become available to subscribers in the United States on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

China wants to ban bitcoin mining
A total, immediate ban, would be awful news for the miners, but it might also destabilize Bitcoin. It has given the public until 7 May to comment on the draft.

Alexa is always listening - and so are Amazon workers
Moreover, Amazon Echo users also have the option of disabling the use of their voice recording for training purposes. In other cases, the workers said they use internal chat rooms to share recordings they find amusing.

Wendy Williams Files for Divorce From Longtime Husband Kevin Hunter
TMZ reports that Wendy has officially filed for divorce and served her soon to be estranged partner at the Wendy Williams studios. In 2008, Hunter was accused of sexually harassing a staffer on his wife's radio show, The Wendy Williams Experience.

Saudi Aramco's Bond Is a Chance to Be Greedy
JP Morgan , Morgan Stanley , HSBC, Citi, Goldman Sachs and National Commercial Bank have been chosen to arrange the bond issue. Investors will be watching closely to see how much the pricing tightens at the next stage of the process.