NEW: The EU thinks that delaying Brexit makes sense only in three scenarios: 1) prepare for no deal 2) to ratify the withdrawal agreement 3) politics: an election or referendum
Extending article 50 now takes centre stage. How the process works, the legal opinions, the view at the highest level of the European Commission, and the thinking in Europe’s major capitals
The European Commission memo says agreeing to delay Brexit makes sense only in three scenarios – to allow more time for no-deal preparation - to ratify the withdrawal agreement - to allow UK to hold a general election or second referendum