[NEWS] Dutch PM Rutte: May’s letter alone not enough to grant new Brexit delay – Loganspace AI

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[NEWS] Dutch PM Rutte: May’s letter alone not enough to grant new Brexit delay – Loganspace AI


Dutch Top Minister Mark Rutte arrives for a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Dutch Top Minister Mark Rutte acknowledged on Friday that Britain’s ask to lengthen Brexit till June 30 wants to be “clarified” earlier than or at a summit of European Union leaders subsequent week earlier than EU can grant a postponement.

“Theresa Might maybe’s letter raises many questions, which ought to mild be discussed,” Rutte told newshounds. “We hope for extra clarity from London earlier than subsequent Wednesday.”

Rutte acknowledged he held out hope that talks between the Might maybe’s Conservatives and the opposition Labour party to ascertain up on to agree a imperfect-party approach to Brexit can also give extra clarity about the method forward.

“We deserve to provide the British parliament and authorities the utmost probability in the scurry-up to Wednesday to method determined how they would must instruct an extension”, Rutte acknowledged.

“And otherwise, we deserve to gaze whether or no longer we can in finding that clarity on Wednesday night by speaking to Might maybe, sparkling that a lengthen supreme is wise if we impress the reason for it.”

Reporting by Stephanie van den Berg and Bart Meijer; Bettering by Kevin Liffey

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