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Extension of Article 50 and the European parliament elections: a guide for the perplexed

Various claims have been made but what is the legal reality? 

By George Peretz  

Photo: Global Media Group/SIPA USA/PA Images

If the House of Commons refuses to approve Theresa May’s draft Withdrawal Agreement next week, the prime minister has promised that the House will have the chance to pass a motion calling on the government to seek a “short, limited extension” to the Article 50 period, and that the government will comply with such a motion. However, the prime minister went on to warn that “an extension beyond the end of June would mean the UK taking part in the European parliament elections”…

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