EU negotiators in Brussels in talks to thrash out a way to get Theresa May's Brexit deal over the line and extend Article 50 leaving date | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

EU negotiators in Brussels in talks to thrash out a way to get Theresa May's Brexit deal over the line and extend Article 50 leaving date

EU negotiators have spent the past week locked behind closed doors in Brussels trying to thrash out a way to get Mrs May’s deal ‘over the line’ – without compromising their dogged insistence on a Northern Ireland ‘backstop’.

The Mail on Sunday understands that they have received detailed legal advice about the expected request from London to extend Article 50 beyond the planned Brexit Day on March 29 – including work on whether it is possible to circumvent the need for the UK to put MEPs up for election to the new European Parliament when it is formed on July 1.

A Brussels source said: ‘We want to help Mrs May but we need a stronger indication from your MPs about where we go from here and what they want.

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