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Brexit: Theresa May 'clear' she wants short delay

Theresa May says she has "been clear" with the EU that she is only seeking a short delay to Brexit.Mrs May wants to postpone the UK's exit date beyond this Friday until 30 June - but EU leaders are expected to offer a longer delay, with conditions.Arriving at a summit in Brussels, the PM said she "greatly regrets" that the UK has not already left. Mrs May is due to address the other 27 EU leaders to make her request for an extension. The PM will then leave the meeting and the leaders will discuss her proposal over dinner.Ahead of the summit, European Council President Donald Tusk said that "neither side should be allowed to feel humiliated", and urged the other 27 leaders to back a flexible extension of up to a year.Mrs May said th ...