The Prime Minister has attended the European Council, where she agreed an extension to Article 50 until the end of October at the latest, and will make a statement to MPs later today.
The Prime Minister continues to believe that we need to leave the EU with a deal as soon as possible, and vitally, the EU has agreed that the extension can be terminated when the Withdrawal Agreement has been ratified. This means if we’re able to pass a deal in the first three weeks of May, we will not have to take part in European elections and will officially leave the EU on Saturday 1 June.
During the course of the extension, the UK will continue to hold full membership rights as well as its obligations.
Further talks will also take place between the Government and the Opposition to seek a way forward.
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