Brexit: Theresa May updates MPs on 31 October delay – BBC News

Theresa May is briefing the House of Commons on her agreement with EU leaders to delay Brexit by more than six months.
The new deadline of 31 October means the UK is likely to have to hold European Parliament elections in May.
The prime minister promised to pursue an “orderly” Brexit, saying it was her “priority” to deliver it.
Earlier, Labour welcomed the delay, promising to work with the government to “break the impasse” in Parliament.
Brexit was originally set to happen on 29 March. But after MPs repeatedly rejected Mrs May’s withdrawal agreement with the EU, the deadline was put back to 12 April.
The new 31 October deadline – agreed after talks in Brussels went on late into the night – averts the prospect of the UK having to leave the EU without a deal this Friday.

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