EU's Tusk calls for patience with Britain over Brexit

EU's Tusk calls for patience with Britain over Brexit
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European Union leaders should be patient with Britain over its struggle to find majority support in parliament for a deal to exit the bloc, EU leaders group chairman Donald Tusk said on Tuesday, APAreports quoting Reuters.

He was reacting to Prime Minister Theresa May’s statement saying she would ask the EU for a further delay to the day of Brexit and would sit down with opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in an attempt to break the impasse in parliament.

“Even if, after today, we don’t know what the end result will be, let us be patient,” Tusk said on Twitter.

Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen cautiously backed Tusk but expressed doubt whether May’s attempt for a cross-party compromise on Brexit, something EU officials have said May should have pursued three years ago, was to be taken seriously.

“Since we could agree to postpone Brexit to right before European Parliament election (on May 23-26) given the approval of May’s agreement, we should also be patient IF there suddenly is a cross party way forward in UK. But is it to good to believe?” Rasmussen said on Twitter.

Faiq Mahmudov

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