May seeks Brexit extension, and asks for Opposition help on withdrawal agreement

More votes, more meetings, and but no more progress on Brexit in the UK. Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking an extension to the looming deadline, and is asking Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn to work together on finding a way forward that is not a total disaster.

BBC:  UK needs further Brexit extension – May

Theresa May will ask the EU for an extension to the Brexit deadline to “break the log jam” in Parliament.

The PM says she wants to meet Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to agree a plan on the future relationship with the EU.

But she insisted her withdrawal agreement – which was voted down last week – would remain part of the deal.

Mrs May said she wanted the extension to be “as short as possible” – before 22 May so the UK does not have to take part in European elections.

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  1. A claim that this is a concession from May that a ‘soft Brexit’ is the only option left for May to try to get agreement on – she has gone to the opposition because she can’t get Government agreement on more of a ‘hard Brexit’.

  2. Duker

     /  3rd April 2019

    May has two issues , the DUP who support her minority government – people often forget that part- and about 25 or so of her own party are opposed to her ‘Softish Brexit.’

    Trump has the same problem every week , not a ‘majority’ in the legislature.

  3. Alan Wilkinson

     /  3rd April 2019

    What took her so long?

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