No long Brexit delay without election of British MEPs, says leaked paper

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Britain forfeits any extension longer than three months if it does not contest EU elections

Brussels will have to terminate the UK’s extended membership of the European Union on 1 July if elections for British MEPs have not been held, a leaked legal document reveals.

A three-month delay to Brexit beyond 29 March will not carry any conditions, but anything longer than that requires Britain to have taken part in European parliamentary elections, ambassadors have been told.

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