Other News Tusk says EU will only give UK short article 50 extension if MPs pass Brexit deal March 20, 2019 kefaloniapulse 0 Comments Donald Tusk says he got the letter from Theresa May today. He spoke to her just now, he says. In the light of his consultations, he says a short, extension will be possible. But it will be conditional on a positive vote on the withdrawal agreement in the Commons. Tusk says EU will only give the UK a short article 50 extension if MPs pass the Brexit deal. He says, if there is a positive vote in the Commons next week, the extension can be finalised using a written procedure. But, if needed, he will call a summit next week.