Britain’s request to delay the Brexit deadline from March 29 to June 30 would bring “serious legal and political risks”, says the European Commission.
The announcement came in an internal briefing note ahead of an EU summit on Wednesday, after British Prime Minister Theresa May asked the bloc to delay the deadline.
It further urged EU leaders to urged leaders to choose between a short delay to May 23 or a longer one to “at least until end 2019”.
May’s request for a three-month delay to Brexit comes amid a political deadlock in London over the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.
With only nine days left until the scheduled departure date, the divorce deal is blocked in political conflict between the parliament and the government of May.
In a PMQ session in parliament Wednesday, May asserted that the extension does not rule out a no-deal scenario at the end.
“If it is the case that there is an extension, this does not…