• EU ambassadors have been told this evening that there is nothing in article 50 to prevent there being multiple extensions

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  • But that if the UK has not held European elections by 23 May then they will not be able to extend again beyond 1 July

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  • The European council cannot attach conditions to an extension of article 50

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  • If the UK was a member state beyond 1 July, and had not held elections for the European parliament, the EU's institutions would risk being paralysed