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20 June 2019

The Irish Times: EU has run out of patience with the UK over Brexit – Varadkar

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned that the EU has run out of patience with the UK and that there is “enormous hostility” among European leaders to any further Brexit extension beyond October.

“There is very much a strong view across the European Union that there shouldn’t be any more extensions,” Mr Varadkar said in Brussels on Thursday.

“While I have endless patience, some of my colleagues have lost patience quite frankly with the UK and there is enormous hostility to any further extension.

“So I think an extension could really only happen to facilitate something like a General Election in the UK or perhaps something like a second referendum if they decided to have one,” Mr Varadkar said.

“What won’t be entertained is an extension for further negotiations or further indicative votes – the time for that is long since past.” [...]

Full article on The Irish Times

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