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No long Brexit delay without election of British MEPs, says leaked paper


A three-month delay to Brexit beyond 29 March will not carry any conditions, but anything longer than that requires Britain to have taken part in European parliamentary elections, ambassadors have been told. EU law does not stand in the way of multiple extensions to the UK’s membership if requested, the document says. Brexit rebels 2.0: meet the cross-party quartet on a quest Read moreIt also says that the UK will not be able to negotiate on the future relationship as a member state. The EU’s legal advice is that only treaty change could allow the UK to stay a member state without having held elections. “Past experience shows that ratification by all member states could require at least two years,” the document says.


Source: The Guardian March 15, 2019 20:35 UTC



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