EU leaders unlikely to grant Brexit delay this week-ITV political editor
LONDON, March 19 (Reuters) - European Union leaders are
unlikely this week to grant an extension to Britain's departure
date from the bloc, ITV political editor Robert Peston said on
Britain is due to leave on March 29 but parliament has twice
rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's deal and she is due at an
EU summit in Brussels on Thursday at which she will ask for a
delay to the Brexit departure date, which is set in law.
"EU leaders are unlikely to grant a Brexit delay this week,
sources tell me," Peston wrote on Twitter. "They will instead
request 'clarity' from May on what a delay is for."
(Reporting by Michael Holden
Editing by Alistair Smout)
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