EU imposes new Brexit timetable giving May one last chance

Pedro Gonçalves
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EU leaders have moved the Brexit cliff-edge back until 12 April in a move that gives an embattled Theresa May one last opportunity to secure MPs' backing for her deal at a third attempt or change course, which could mean general elections or a second referendum. Theresa May will have a two weeks' grace period to devise an alternative Brexit plan if her deal falls next week after the prime minister failed to convince the bloc that she was capable of avoiding a no-deal Brexit. Under the deal agreed by May, Britain will now stay a member state until 12 April if the withdrawal agreement ...

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