The Brit’s ARE a hot mess….
Theresa May has sent a letter to the EU formally asking for Brexit to be delayed, after the government admitted the country was now officially gripped by “crisis”.
With just days to go until the U.K. is due to leave, the prime minister has asked for Article 50 to be extended until June 30 at the latest to give her more time to break the deadlock in parliament.
It came after pro-Brexit ministers spoke out strongly against a longer delay.
Speaking to lawmakers on Wednesday, May appeared to suggest she would resign rather than sanction a longer extension.
“As prime minister, I am not prepared to delay Brexit any further than 30 June,” she said.
She said a longer delay would lead to the “unacceptable” requirement for the U.K. to take part in elections to the European Parliament.
But Brussels has said it needs to know “the reason and the usefulness” of any U.K. request for an extension before deciding whether to grant it.
A spokesperson for Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, said on Wednesday that “patience wearing thin.”….