Theresa May, the Prime Minister, has today met with Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, in Berlin to discuss a possible delay to Article 50. A one-year extension to Article 50 is currently being looked as the most likely outcome, although it is thought that numerous countries have opposed such a delay. The extension will also mean that elections to the European Parliament may need to be fought in the UK.
A spokesperson for the Prime Minister said:
“The Prime Minister met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin this afternoon for a working lunch.
Ahead of EU Council tomorrow, the leaders discussed the UK’s request for an extension of Article 50 to June 30th with the option to bring this forward if a deal is ratified earlier.
The Prime Minister outlined the steps the government is taking to bring the Brexit process to a successful conclusion, and updated Chancellor Merkel on the ongoing discussions with the Opposition.
The leaders agreed on the importance of ensuring Britain’s orderly withdrawal from the European Union.
The leaders also discussed the ongoing situations in Yemen and Libya.”