March 19, 2019 / 12:48 PM / a month ago

UK PM May to write to EU's Tusk on Brexit extension Tuesday or Wednesday -spokesman

LONDON, March 19 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will write to European Council President Donald Tusk to request a delay to Brexit either on Tuesday or Wednesday, her spokesman said.

May’s team of top ministers discussed Brexit for 90 minutes on Tuesday, the spokesman said, including the implications of a ruling by parliament’s Speaker on Monday that May could not bring her Brexit deal back for a third vote unless it was fundamentally changed.

May had hoped to win last minute approval for her deal ahead of an EU summit on Thursday at which a delay is expected to be discussed by EU leaders. (Reporting by Elizabeth Piper, Writing by Kylie MacLellan; editing by Stephen Addison)

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