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EU Set to Force U.K. Into Long Brexit Delay in Danger for Theresa May

  • EU diplomats said to see Dec. or March as the new Brexit day
  • France is the most "reluctant," says Spanish foreign minister
Theresa May

Theresa May

Photographer: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg
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Britain’s exit from the European Union looks set to be delayed by as long as a year in a blow for Theresa May that risks a destabilizing backlash at home.

European Council President Donald Tusk rejected May’s request for a brief postponement to the U.K.’s membership, saying it would create a “rolling series of short extensions and emergency summits, creating new cliff-edge dates.”