MPs vote again on Brexit options

Mrs May said that if she could not agree a unified approach with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn then the government would agree a number of options on the future relationship with the European Union and put them before the House of Commons in a series of votes.

Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire A supporter of Brexit holds a sign saying "Just hoot, we voted leave" while others continue with their daily activities outside the Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London, ahead of the latest round of debates in the House of Commons concerning Brexit issues.

Setting out her plan for talks with Mr Corbyn, Mrs May said: "The ideal outcome of this process would be to agree an approach on a future relationship that delivers on the result of the referendum, that both the leader of the Opposition and I could put to the House for approval and which I could then take to next week's European Council".

THE PRIME Minister has announced that she will seek a further extension of Article 50, delaying Brexit once again.

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Mrs May was speaking after a five-hour Cabinet meeting at Downing Street had ran over into a seventh hour.

"Crucially, the Government stands ready to abide by the decision of the House".

Michel Barnier said a long extension to the UK's 12 April exit date had "significant risks for the EU" and a "strong justification would be needed".

"If we move quickly this week, it may still be possible to avoid having those European parliament elections and for us to be able to get on and do this". "Not the fantasy Brexit that was sold to them in 2016", he said.

The politician appeared on the Mike Graham show following last night's series of "indicative votes", in which MPs failed to find a majority for any alternative Brexit options to the Prime Minister's deal.

French President Emmanuel Macron and Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar are meeting in Paris to discuss the impact of Brexit.

"We are now in a really risky situation with a serious and growing risk of no-deal in 10 days' time", said opposition Labour lawmaker, Yvette Cooper, who has proposed the legislation alongside eleven others from several political parties, including members of May's Conservatives.

"If there is no deal and the United Kingdom wants to discuss trade or other subjects, we will put the same subjects back on the table", he told MEPs on the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs.

A cross-group of parliamentarians, including Conservative Sir Oliver Letwin and Labour's Yvette Cooper, will on Wednesday bring forward a bill instructing the Prime Minister to request an extension to the negotiating time beyond 12 April. "But it is definitely worth trying".

  • Wendy Palmer