The European Union at an emergency summit on the evening of April 10 gave the stalled Britain delayed exit from the EU until October 31. Otherwise, on Saturday night Britain would be waiting for “hard Brexit”.
Under the terms of the postponement Britain can not wait for its end and formally withdraw from the EU before if the House of Commons still ratifies three times rejected it agreement to withdraw from the European Union.
In this case, the withdrawal of Britain will take place on the first day of the month following the one in which the agreement will be ratified.
“This means an additional six months […]. I would like to address my British friends: this is enough time to find the best solution. Please do not waste this time”, European Council President Donald Tusk said at a press conference following the summit.
According to Tusk, during these six months, Britain can ratify the agreement on the release and to withdraw from the EU before the end of October, could “reconsider its strategy in respect of “Brexit”, and can and quite withdraw the notice of withdrawal from the European Union, to abolish “Brexit”.
At the same time, the head of the European Council does not exclude that Britain’s exit from the EU will have to be postponed again.
“The political intentions of the EU member States are clear: we want and hope that Britain will make a final decision by October. But I’m too old to rule out another scenario”, Tusk said.
Theresa may at her press conference following the summit said that she will try in the near future to achieve the approval of the draft agreement with the EU in the house of Commons and, accordingly, the imminent exit of Britain from the European Union.
“I continue to believe that we should leave the European Union by accepting the agreement as soon as possible”, May said.