European Union leaders have given Prime Minister Theresa May two weeks’ reprieve, until April 12, before Britain could lurch out of the EU if she failsto persuade lawmakers to back the withdrawal treaty she concluded with Brussels.
Prime Minister Theresa May will ask the European Union to delay Brexit by at least three months after her plan to hold a third vote on her fraught divorce deal was thrown into disarray by a surprise intervention from the speaker of parliament.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Britain had been offered “reassurance and guarantees” over the Brexit deal as MPs in London prepare to vote Tuesday on whether to accept the withdrawal agreement.
Prime Minister Theresa May was to pile the pressure on Brussels on Friday, saying their willingness to budge could determine whether British MPs finally back a Brexit deal next week.
Talks with Britain on amending its divorce deal with the European Union have made no headway and no swift solution is in sight, EU officials said on Wednesday, a week before British lawmakers must vote on the planto avoid a chaotic Brexit.