January 17, 2019 / 7:01 AM / 7 months ago

Tell us what you want, German conservative Weber urges London

Christian Social Union (CSU) party top candidate for the European Parliament election Manfred Weber gives statement at the strategy meeting of Germany's governing Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party in Potsdam, Germany, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt

BERLIN (Reuters) - Delaying a March 29 deadline for Britain’s planned exit from the European Union only makes sense if London sets out plans on how to proceed after British lawmakers rejected the draft Brexit deal, German conservative Manfred Weber told German radio.

“The actual questions are just deferred if you buy time. We have done this too often in the past months and years,” Weber, who is running for the European Union’s top job this year, told Deutschlandfunk radio on Thursday.

“Tell us what you want. Then we are ready to talk,” he said.

Reporting by Thomas Seythal and Elke Ahlswede; editing by Madeline Chambers

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