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As everyone already knows, @eucopresident is making the case for a long "flexible" Brexit postponement of no more than a year - but with the UK able to leave earlier if all legal and political conditions for Brexit are met earlier. But, as you know, I do not believe that...
is what EU leaders will ultimately grant the UK, unless the prime minister outlines a different strategy than trying to persuade the Labour party and/or significant numbers of Labour MPs to back the Withdrawal Agreement via modification of the Political Declaration. Because...
if the whole of her strategy is cross-party talks, then EU leaders will legitimately query why anything more than a short number of months of delay is necessary. Plainly Tusk still harbours a residual hope that the UK will change its mind and decide to stay in the EU...
But EU government heads with whom power actually resides, and notably President Macron of France, fear that in practice a delay of a year would simply mean the EU squeezing out all other EU work till long after we're all dead. PS @eucopresident's full recommendation...
on a Brexit postponement can be read here consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press…
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