EU’s Tusk suggests the UK should cancel Brexit after historic defeat




Meanwhile in Brussels, officers await for extra element from the U.Okay. chief.

“I take note with regret of the outcome of the vote in the House of Commons this evening. I urge the U.K. to clarify its intentions as soon as possible. Time is almost up,” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker stated on Twitter Tuesday evening.

The European Union has made it clear that it isn’t keen to reopen the negotiations on the exit settlement. An EU official instructed CNBC on Tuesday that “at this stage, there is not more we can do.”

Leaders from the different 27 EU nations have held conferences to debate Brexit, principally since final summer season. The most up-to-date summit, in December, ended with clear conclusions that the so-called Irish backstop — the greatest obstacle to U.Okay. lawmakers approving the deal — is simply an insurance coverage coverage, that it isn’t meant for use and if it have been, it might solely apply quickly.

The identical reassurances have been made on Monday in a letter that Juncker and Tusk despatched to May. In the three-page letter, each presidents went a step additional and confirmed that these commitments on the Irish backstop have authorized worth.

A spokesman to European Council President instructed CNBC that the settlement “is and remains the best and only way to ensure an orderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.”




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