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Brexit: UK and EU agree delay to 31 October

European Union leaders have granted the UK a six-month extension to Brexit, after five hours of talks in Brussels.The new deadline - 31 October - averts the prospect of the UK having to leave the EU without a deal on Friday, as MPs are still deadlocked over a deal.European Council president Donald Tusk said his "message to British friends" was "please do not waste this time".Theresa May, who had wanted a shorter delay, said the UK would still aim to leave the EU as soon as possible.The UK must now hold European elections in May, or leave on 1 June without a deal.The prime minister will later make a statement on the Brussels summit to the House of Commons, while talks with the Labour Party, aimed at reaching consensus on how to hand ...
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