An abrupt departure by the end of this week is averted as Britain received an extension until October 31. What PM Theresa May asked was a delay only until June 30, however EU leaders raised concerns over Britain’s internal confusion and lack of consensus to ratify a Brexit deal in 3 months.
President Donald Trump was critical of EU and said that it is being “so tough” with the UK.
Too bad that the European Union is being so tough on the United Kingdom and Brexit. The E.U. is likewise a brutal trading partner with the United States, which will change. Sometimes in life you have to let people breathe before it all comes back to bite you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2019
“European Union is being so tough on the United Kingdom and Brexit,” he tweeted.
He also took this opportunity to comment on the US trade relations with EU by saying: “The EU is likewise a brutal trading partner with the United States, which will change.
Last night’s summit was tense; French President Macron opposed an extension whereas most other EU counterparts like German Chancellor Merkel were in favour. In the end, the long term plan won which gave Theresa May more time on her hands. This gives her ample time to get the withdrawal approved by parliament.