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Rahul liar of first order; should apologise to country: BJP on Cong chief''s affidavit in SC        Nation-wide emergency from midnight in Sri Lanka        Pant fires Delhi Capitals to six-wicket win over Rajasthan, go top of table        Shiv Sena asks govt to take over Jet Airways        Congress releases list of six candidates for Delhi Lok Sabha seats        SP-BSP-RLD, an alliance of hearts rather than parties: Akhilesh        CM Nath regime intimidating officials: Shivraj Singh Chouhan        Bairstow and Warner lead Sunrisers to 9-wicket victory        Dhoni''s 84* goes in vain as RCB win 1-run thriller against CSK        Sri Lanka serial blasts : Seven arrested over multiple blasts        Pak Prime Minister Imran Khan arrives in Iran        Serial blasts rip through Lanka on Easter Sunday: 228 dead, 450 injured        US confirms deaths of several Americans in Sri Lanka blasts        Pakistan deplores India''s decision to suspend cross-LoC trade        Multiple blasts likely to have "adverse impact" on Lankan tourism: tour operators        Kerala CM condemns terrorist attack in Sri Lanka        French Police detain over 120 people amid Yellow Vest rallies in Paris        Gunmen kill 2 in north Nigeria        Amit Shah: K Surendran represents believers all over world        Asking vote for those who insulted Ambedkar is stooping to new low: Yogi to Mayawati        
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Theresa May seeks Brexit Day delay, EU demands new vote
London: British Prime Minister Theresa May wrote to the European Council on Wednesday seeking a "short" delay to the March 29 Brexit Day deadline until June 30 in order to attempt to get her withdrawal agreement voted through UK Parliament next week. Addressing the weekly Prime Minister''s Questions (PMQs) in the House of Commons, May said she is not prepared to delay Brexit any further, triggering speculation that she could even step down rather than allow a long delay to the Article 50 Brexit mechanism.

"As Prime Minister I could not consider a further delay beyond 30 June," she said at a highly-charged Parliament session. Rebuking MPs for having "indulged themselves on Europe for too long", she said that the British voters "deserved better" and rejected calls for a longer delay to Brexit because she wanted to avoid the UK taking part in European elections in May, which she said would be an "unacceptable" three years after the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU). "It would be a failure to deliver on the referendum decision this House said it would deliver," she told the Commons.

It was followed by an urgent debate in Parliament, with Opposition Labour Party pressing for further details about the PM''s intentions and demanding that any delay is long enough to allow MPs to "break the impasse and find a way forward". Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn accused the government of leading the UK into "crisis, chaos and division". On the EU side, European Council President Donald Tusk made it clear that the other 27 members of the economic bloc would agree to a short extension until June 30 only if MPs voted through the withdrawal agreement that had failed to clear the Commons in two votes due to the controversial Irish backstop.

He told reporters in Brussels on Wednesday that a short Brexit extension is possible but it is conditional on “a positive vote on the withdrawal agreement in the House of Commons.” “The question remains open as to the duration of such an extension. Prime Minister May''s proposals of June 30, which has its merits, creates a series of questions of a legal and political nature,” he said. The EU is set to consider the issue at a two-day European Council summit in Brussels starting Thursday, to be attended by May. The UK is legally bound to leave the EU on March 29 unless a delay is agreed by the EU and the corresponding law is changed in the UK in time.

May, who has been holding urgent meetings with groups of Cabinet ministers and MPs, warned that an extension beyond June 30 would not "take no-deal off the table" if an agreement had still not been reached. Her plan to hold a third vote on the withdrawal agreement this week was blocked by Commons Speaker John Bercow, who said it would break longstanding conventions preventing MPs from being repeatedly asked the same question.

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