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EU’s Tusk says Brexit delay would be ‘rational solution’

The European Council’s president said on Monday that delaying Brexit beyond the scheduled exit date of March 29 would be a “rational solution” as there was no majority in the British parliament to approve a divorce deal. “I believe that in the situation we are in, an extension would be a rational decision but Prime Minister May still believes she will be able to avoid this scenario,” Donald Tusk said in Egypt a day after seeing the British leader. Tusk said May and he discussed “legal and political consequences of a possible extension” of Britain’s two-year limit on Brexit negotiations that expires on March 29, Reuters reports.