UK and EU agree o delay to Brexit until 31 October

Amman, European Union (UN) leaders late Wednesday agreed to postpone Brexit until Oct. 31 to allow British Prime Minister Theresa May more time to try to get the U.K.’s Parliament to approve the country’s divorce deal with the bloc.

The British leader had agreed to the longer “flexible” extension, which means Britain can leave before October if it ratifies a withdrawal deal with the EU, European Council President Donald Tusk said in a statement following his meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May, according to the BBC.

The UK must now hold European elections in May, or leave on 1 June without a deal.

“The course of action will be entirely in the UK’s hands: They can still ratify the withdrawal agreement, in which case the extension can be terminated,” Tusk

Tusk said the UK could also rethink its strategy or choose to “cancel Brexit altogether”.

Source: Jordan News Agency