March 19, 2019 / 9:51 PM / a year ago

May's letter to EU on Brexit extension to be sent Wednesday - BBC

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is seen outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

(Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday will send a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk seeking an extension of her country’s departure from the European Union beyond a March 29 deadline, BBC News’ political editor reported in a tweet late on Tuesday.

“Number 10 indicates PM extension letter will definitely be sent tmrw,” the tweet read, in a reference to Number 10 Downing Street, the prime minister’s reference.

Earlier Tuesday, May’s spokesman had said the letter would be sent either on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Reporting by Shubham Kalia in Bengaluru; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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