EU flags long Brexit delay as May meets Merkel and Macron
Many opponents of Brexit say the whole divorce is at risk, especially if there is a long delay
Berlin/Paris — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday met Angela Merkel, the European Union's most powerful leader, to seek support for a new Brexit delay while her ministers tried to break the deadlock in London at crisis talks with the opposition Labour Party. More than a week after the UK was originally supposed to have left the EU, the weakest British prime minister in a generation has said Brexit might never happen as she battles to get a divorce deal ratified by a divided parliament.
With little sign of a resolution in London, May dashed to Berlin to seek support for her request to delay Brexit a second time, from April 12 to June 30. She was due to meet French President Emmanuel Macron later on. May met Merkel at her riverside Chancellery, a short walk from the Brandenburg Gate, where former US president Ronald Reagan in 1987 urged Mikhail Gorbachev to "Tear down this wall!" — the barrier that had divided West and East Berlin since 1961. "The leaders discussed th...