PM May seeks EU support to extend Brexit deadline

She hopes interim deal will give more breathing space for talks

British Prime Minister Theresa May is under fire from her own backbench MPs for making too many concessions.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is under fire from her own backbench MPs for making too many concessions.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

British Prime Minister Theresa May will fly to a European Union summit in Brussels today to seek the expected support of fellow heads of government for an interim deal to extend the period Britain has to negotiate Brexit terms.

This, Mrs May hopes, should grant businesses greater trading predictability, and diplomats the breathing space to continue the complicated task of separating Britain from the EU.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 22, 2018, with the headline 'PM May seeks EU support to extend Brexit deadline'. Print Edition | Subscribe