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TRICK OR TREAT? THE EU PROPOSES A HALLOWEEN EXTENSION

2 monthes ago   |   By Conservative Home

Not enough time for a new Conservative leader to call a general election. About enough time for Parliament to stampede through second referendum legislation - at least, with this Speaker in place.
That, perhaps mistakenly, is our snap take on the EU's decision to propose an extension ending on Halloween - October 31: not so much a long extension, let alone a short one, as a medium one.
As we write, it is being read as a compromise between Angela Merkel's wish for a longer extension and Emmanuel Macron's for a shorter one. So much for the effortless superiority and united purpose of our EU...
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