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On 10 April 2019, the European Council agreed to grant the United Kingdom a flexible extension of the Article 50 period until 31 October 2019. Theresa May has stated her intention for the UK to leave the EU before it is obliged to hold European Parliament elections on 23-26 May, but finding a domestic consensus on the Withdrawal Agreement before then may prove difficult. Issue 62 of the Brexit Brief collates the latest developments in the debate, noting the European Council’s conclusions, and the current state of play in the cross-party talks between the Conservative and Labour parties.

The Brexit Brief, published by the IIEA’s UK Project Group, covers developments in the on-going debate over the UK’s vote to Leave the European Union. It is part of a wider communications programme, which will be highlighted on the Institute’s website.

This Brexit brief is available here.