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Theresa May to appeal Germany’s Merkel, France’s Macron for Brexit delay

London, Apr 9 (GCCurrentAffairs) British Prime Minister Theresa May is scheduled to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday, just four days ahead of the UK’s departure from the EU.

The meetings with Angela Merkel in Berlin, followed by Emmanuel Macron in Paris, are being held a day ahead of an emergency EU summit on Brexit on Wednesday, BBC reported.

It comes after Parliament passed a bill which aims to force Mrs May to request a Brexit extension.

Meanwhile, her ministers to hold crisis talks with Labour to try to break the deadlock in London.

The UK is currently due to leave the EU at 23:00 BST on Friday.

So far, MPs have rejected the withdrawal agreement The PM reached with other European leaders last year.

On Monday evening, Parliament passed a bill brought by Labour MP Yvette Cooper, aiming to force the PM to request a Brexit extension rather than leave the EU without a deal.

However, the final decision has to be taken by EU.

According to BBC, sources indicated the PM had not accepted Labour’s customs union demand, but there was a move towards changing the non-binding political declaration.

Via UNI-India

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