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Pro-Brexit UK Parties Set to Run in EU Election

Pro-Brexit UK parties set to run in EU election Photo: MGN Online. Pro-Brexit UK parties set to run in EU election

April 10, 2019 08:40 AM

BRUSSELS (AP) - Britain's pro-Brexit political parties are getting ready to do something they have long argued against - running in European Union elections.
    
Anti-EU figurehead Nigel Farage says his newly formed Brexit Party will run in the elections. He says the contest will bring "a rebirth of active Euroscepticism," driven by Britons' anger at the failure to leave the EU.
    
Farage's former party, UKIP, also says it will run candidates in all parts of the U.K.
    
Brexiteers have condemned Prime Minister Theresa May for seeking to postpone the U.K.'s departure because she has failed to get Parliament's approval for her EU withdrawal agreement.
    
May is asking for a delay until June 30, though the EU could offer longer. That means Britain would have to participate in late-May elections for the European Parliament - almost three years after the country voted to leave the bloc.

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