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EU open to two-year Brexit extension, says Michel Barnier in response to letter from opposition MPs

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EU open to two-year Brexit extension, says Michel Barnier in response to letter from opposition MPs
The European Union is “open” to a two-year Brexit delay, chief negotiator Michel Barnier has confirmed. In a letter to the Westminster leaders of the SNP, Lib Dems, Plaid Cymru, SDLP, Green Party and Alliance Party, Mr Barnier said the option of an extension to the Brexit transition period is available if the UK wants it. The leaders of these parties had previously written to Mr Barnier on May 15 calling for a two-year extension to be agreed between the UK and the EU amid the growing negotiations deadlock. The SNP’s Westminster leader Ian Blackford welcomed the letter and called...
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