This afternoon.

British PM Theresa May’s letter to the president of the European Council Donald Tusk in which she asks that the Brexit process can be delayed until June 30, 2019.

Britain was scheduled to leave on March 29, 2019.

Via Faisal Islam

Theresa May is seeking a short Brexit delay – what happens next? (The Guardian)

Yesterday: He Is Among Us

UPDATE:

May to bring twice-defeated deal back to parliament (RTE)

18 thoughts on “Tusk Tusk

  1. eoin

    “Yours ever (pain in the mimsy-tushkin)” is right.

    It reads like something you’d compose to explain to your teacher why you hadn’t prepared your homework.

    1. eoin

      This is beyond embarrassing, it’s being reported from Brussels that the EU will refuse any short term extension beyond 23 May when the elections for the European Parliament are scheduled. And that ties with what Juncker said a week ago. Surely to God, the UK would have checked this out before writing that letter seeking an extension to 30 June.

      https://twitter.com/SebastianEPayne/status/1108345786704846848

      1. Otis Blue

        It’s odd that she would insist on the June deadline when already knowing the Juncker was insisting on 23rd.

        She’s beyond inept but she’s hardly on a solo run.

        1. ReproBertie

          I’d say she’s quite pleased to go back to the HoC and, pointing out that they voted not to leave without a deal, argue the EU said it’s this or nothing so they need to accept it. An extension to May 23rd might not have put her in that position.

          We’re a long way from the “Give us a deal or be crushed” days of Theresa May.

  2. Giggidygoo

    So what supplementary documents did she and Juncker agree in Strasbourg? Documents, not ‘document’.
    Has Varadkar seen those? And does he agree with them?

  3. Starina

    How can the agreement be different in substance but not wording?! As said above, this is an absolute begging letter akin to weaselling out of punishment in school.

  4. jusayinlike

    Please can we have our beloved tax exclusion for the City of London and it’s blood money.

  5. SOQ

    This crew genuinely believe that the world spins around them. Thier arrogance is only matched by thier inability to actually agree anything among themselves.

    1. martco

      well it’s frying pan time now @SOQ…

      “Breaking: Donald Tusk says a short extension of A50 would be possible but conditional on a positive vote on the WA in the HoC next week. The question remains open as to the duration of the extension: June 30 has its merits but poses legal and political challenges”

      to me that says you can have that short extension to tidy up your desk after getting your agreement thru or you can fupp off & sort the mess out by yourself.

      1. SOQ

        I would love to see EU elections in the UK, Farage is banking on it and despite his nationalistic bluster, he is a shrewd operator who knows how to read a situation.

        And, if it results in a bunch of EU sceptics being voted in then that is where they should be because not everything remain say is right and not everything leave say is wrong.

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