• As Macron prepares to meet Theresa May in Paris on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday’s meeting, the sources told BuzzFeed News it was extremely unlikely that Macron would block an extension outright.
  • Brussels will reserve the right to end the extension period early, in agreement with the UK, in the event of non-compliance with this duty.
  • In the lead up to the summit, France has adopted a tougher stance than most other EU states, with some commentators going so far as to suggest that Macron could veto a long extension to Article 50 – the framework that sets out the two-year process for the UK’s departure from the EU that was due to end last month.
  • UK government ministers have been locked in talks with their Labour counterparts since Thursday to find a way out of the deadlock Britain finds itself in after the Brexit deal May negotiated with the EU was rejected three times by UK MPs.

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