PM outlines hardline stance in phone call with Jean-Claude Juncker.
Ursula von der Leyen has said she would grant another extension to the Brexit deadline if Britain needed it to assure an orderly withdrawal from the bloc. She made the announcement as she set out her vision as European Commission president to MEPs. If elected, Von der Leyen would become the first woman to lead the EU executive. She will replace Jean-Claude Juncker in November.
Nigel Farage Suggests Ursula Von Der Leyen – Who Could Be Next President Of EU Commission – Is A Communist
"She wants to build a centralised, undemocratic, updated form of communism," the Brexit Party leader told MEPs.
PM asks Brussels to grant 'short' extension of Article 50.
Minister hails 'legally binding' changes after PM's dash to Strasbourg.
Senior Tory Brexiteer Iain Duncan Smith says UK and EU "reaching the point" of a deal on the disputed Irish backstop.
PM in frantic last minute dash to Strasbourg to win Irish backstop concessions.
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker welcomed Theresa May for talks on 7 February 2019, where the Prime Minister pleaded with EU leaders to change the Brexit divorce deal she negotiated last year. She later met with Donald Tusk who caused a minor outcry when he said there was a “special place in hell” saved for those who support Brexit without considering a proper plan.