LONDON (AP) Prime Minister Theresa May formally asked the European Union today to postpone Britains departure from the bloc due in nine days until June 30. But an exasperated EU said Britain would have to accept either a shorter delay or a much longer one.
In a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk, May said the Brexit process clearly will not be completed before 29 March, 2019 the date fixed in law two years ago for Britains departure.
She asked for a delay until June 30, and said she wanted to set out her reasons to EU leaders at a summit in Brussels on Thursday.
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