The Brexit chaos in the UK drew some strong reactions from EU. Germany’s Europe Minister Michael Roth warned that “our patience as the European Union is being sorely tested at the moment.” He added “I can only call once again on our British partners in London to make concrete proposals at last on why they want an extension.”
French EU affairs minister Nathalie Loiseau also complained that “this uncertainty is unacceptable”. She added: “We need an initiative, we need something new because if it’s an extension to remain in the same deadlock… How do we get out of this deadlock? – this is a question for the British authorities.” Also, “Grant an extension – what for? Time is not a solution, it’s a method. If there is an objective and a strategy and it has to come from London.”
Separately, ITV political editor Robert Preston reported tat EU leaders are unlikely to grant a Brexit delay this week. Instead, they will request clarify from UK Prime Minister Theresa May on what the delay is for.