Greece Pushed To Avoid ”Threatening” the UK over Brexit Delay

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras advocated against a tough approach regarding the British appeal to delay Brexit during Thursday’s Summit of the European Council in Brussels.

Tsipras, during his speech on the table of the negotiations, allegedly said that there was no point in ”threatening” the UK.

According to Greek media reports, Tsipras said that the threat to push the UK out of the EU without a deal in case the House of Commons again rejects the Withdrawal Agreement next week, ”was pointless.”

The Greek Prime Minister added that the European leaders would end up agreeing to a lengthy postponement of Brexit, if May’s deal was voted down, making the leaders look untrustworthy.

Tsipras advocated in favor of the proposal to accept a delay until May 22.

He added that if there is no ratification of any sort of agreement by then, the UK will inevitably have to chose either to leave without a deal, or participate in the European elections and postpone Brexit for a longer period of time.

The final decision taken by the EU was to accept a delay until May 22, provided that the House of Commons ratifies the Withdrawal Agreement next week.

If not, then the UK would have to propose a new plan and either leave without a deal on April 13, 2019, or postpone Brexit for a much longer period of time.