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Brexit: UK "May Consider Longer Transition Period'

BBC.com

Brexit-backing MPs have reacted angrily to the idea that the UK's transition out of the EU could be extended for another year, to the end of 2021, BBC reports.

No. 10 refused to rule out an extension after a summit of EU leaders in Brussels failed to make progress.

The move could buy the two sides more time to come up with a solution to the problem of the Irish border.

But the UK would have to pay billions more into the EU's budget and follow its rules for even longer.

Theresa May addressed her 27 European counterparts on Wednesday evening, urging them to give ground and end the current Brexit deadlock.

However, they said it was up to her to offer new ideas, and declared that insufficient progress had been made to call a special summit next month to draft a withdrawal deal.

Both sides did, though, agree to keep talking.

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