Listen: Brexit: Theresa May to make plea for 30 June delay at EU summit
"Leaders from the European Union holding an emergency summit in Brussels later to consider a request by the British Prime Minister, Theresa may to further delay Britain's withdrawal from the Blunk. Mrs may wants a short postponement to the end of June. However, the European Council president Donald tusk as written to the twenty-seven. A you leaders suggesting a flexible extension of up to a year. But he's also said that should be conditions attached is responding to Kevin Connolly, another Brussels summit another Brexit showdown. Wants to reason has left the conference room. Have fellow leaders will take control of what happens next the president of the European Council. Donald tusk says there's little reason to believe the Brexit will be completed by Mrs Maes proposed extension date of June, the thirtieth his old tentative plan is for a longer delay. Perhaps a year but with built in flexibility, so that the U K could leave the soon as it ratifies. It withdrawal deal in the leaders discussion document the end date of that so called flex tension has been left blank, and they will fill in the blank of the end of ETA liberations. Much has been spelled out in advance though, if the UK, for example, remains a Member States at the end of may it will have to hold elections to the European parliament will be full to leave immediately. And as it remains a member pending breaks, it it will be expected to commit to not disrupting E U business. The preparation of the next budget in any such period. The UK's influence would be sharply reduced and its voice"