April 3, 2019 / 6:43 AM / 7 months ago

German conservative: no point in UK asking for short Brexit delay

FILE PHOTO: Norbert Roettgen walks at the fraction level of the German lower house of parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi

BERLIN (Reuters) - There is no point in London seeking another short delay in Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, a senior German conservative lawmaker said on Wednesday, after Prime Minister Theresa May announced she would seek another postponement.

“In the current situation of deep institutional deadlock, there is no point in asking for another short delay of #Brexit,” Norbert Roettgen, member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling Christian Democrats, said on Twitter.

“#EU should insist on long extension with participation in #EU elections,” Roettgen added.

Reporting by Thomas Seythal; editing by Madeline Chambers

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