France will not accept repeated extensions of Brexit deadline - French official

BRUSSELS BELGIUM- MARCH 21 European Council President Donald Tusk speaks to the media at the end of the first of a two-day summit of European Union leaders

BRUSSELS BELGIUM- MARCH 21 European Council President Donald Tusk speaks to the media at the end of the first of a two-day summit of European Union leaders

European Council President Donald Tusk said in an interview with the Spanish newspaper "Vanguardia" that it is still probable between 20 and 30 percent that Brexit will be suspended.

Tusk was referring to the time Britons voted on whether they wanted to remain in what, 44 years ago, was the European Economic Community.

Tusk was the Polish prime minister before taking on his role as European Union chief.in his interview with the Polish newspaper, he said that every month "it is becoming increasingly clear that the U.K.'s exit from the European Union will look completely different than the Brexit that was promoted". Paradoxically, Brexit awoke in Great Britain a pro-European movement. He added, "today, chances that there will be no Brexit are at 20-30%".

The head of the European Union said Friday he guesses there's a 30 percent chance Britain ends up staying in the 28-nation alliance, almost three years after Britons voted to leave in the historic referendum.

London previously failed to meet its scheduled 29 March deadline to pull out from the European bloc after the United Kingdom parliament rejected Theresa May's withdrawal agreement.

But prospects for overcoming the deadlock soon appear dim with both her Conservative and main opposition Labour parties split into multiple shades of pro-Leave and pro-Remain factions, with May facing possible leadership challenges.

"From month to month, it is becoming increasingly clear that the UK's exit from the European Union will look completely different than the Brexit that was promoted".

"We won't get into repeated extensions, that's for sure", the adviser said. Yes, the people's will has to be respected.

The Brexit Party and Change UK are among the other independent political groups in the UK to take part in the European Parliament elections, which will kick off on May 23. "But the referendum in 2016 was not the first one on the UK's membership in the European Union".