EU leaders line up ‘no-deal’ emergency Brexit summit for November

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EU leaders line up ‘no-deal’ emergency Brexit summit for November

Planned sign-off event may become meeting on bloc’s response to UK crashing out

EU leaders are set to hold an extraordinary “no deal” Brexit summit in November to deal with the potential disaster of the UK crashing out of the bloc should Theresa May fail to deliver decisive progress on the Irish border issue this week, the Guardian can reveal.

A special meeting of heads of state and government at which the EU had hoped to finally sign off on the Brexit negotiations next month will instead be turned into a emergency summit to discuss the bloc’s response to a cliff-edge Brexit.

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