EU27 agree flextension

The EU27 has agreed it will accept the UK's request for a Brexit flextension until 31 January 2020, Donald Tusk announced. See the statement here.

Commenting, Best for Britain chief executive Naomi Smith said:

"Our friends in Europe have shown extraordinary patience and continue to do so.

"We thank them for accepting our urgent request for an extension, but we also ask them not to help the Prime Minister rush through the terrible deal he has brought back.

"Passing such an awful deal without proper scrutiny would hurt both us and the EU. Any deal which splits the United Kingdom and hugely downgrades our trading terms will not be welcomed nor remembered fondly."