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But a longer deadline still wouldn't offer a guarantee that the British Parliament would agree a deal in that time - it might just prolong the arguments.

He said he would like to see the "whole situation with Brexit work out", adding "we are talking with them about trade and we can do a very big trade deal with the UK". On Wednesday, a dozen government ministers abstained rather than support May's bid to keep a no-deal Brexit as an option, while another voted against, and resigned.

The Labour leadership had a "constructive" meeting with backbench MPs Peter Kyle and Phil Wilson - who have put forward a plan to back Theresa May's deal on the condition it is put to a referendum.

With a second referendum not currently having the support of enough MPs, a General Election is now clearly emerging as the most likely scenario.

The result paves the way for politicians to approve an extension to the Brexit timeline in a vote in parliament later Thursday.

MPs also rejected the Labour Party's amendment.

Conversely, "People's Vote" campaigners could see such a scenario as an opportunity to convince MPs for the case of putting the decision to leave the European Union back to the British people.

"But, we'll be bringing it back next week".

It was about Theresa May's interpretation of Brexit - and there was no way I could vote in favour of such a bad agreement.

The Brexit-backing European Research Group (ERG) within the Tory Party declared soon after that it will not be voting for the withdrawal agreement in the Commons later, in a major blow to May's leadership.

He added: "I will continue to exercise patience and calm and to remain respectful of the United Kingdom and its people and of its legislative and parliamentary procedures".

In an article in The Guardian, Conservative MP Ben Bradley urged them to "hold their noses, to get Brexit signed and sealed".

The bloc is more open to a long delay to allow Britain to radically change course - an idea favored by pro-EU British lawmakers who want to maintain close ties with the EU.

She had called on the Commons to get behind her enhanced agreement setting out the UK's exit strategy from the European Union or risk going against the will of the majority that voted for Brexit in the June 2016 referendum.

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said that Brexit should be completed before the European elections which take place between May 23 and 26. However, the House Speaker, John Bercow has selected four amendments that could scupper its smooth passage through the house of commons.

Last night, Members of Parliament (MPs) voted by 312 to 308 to reject a no-deal Brexit, which sent the pound soaring to over 2%.

An amendment to the "indicative votes" plan, tabled by Labour's Lucy Powell, would limit to June 30 any extension of Brexit talks to discuss Parliament's preferred option.

Conservative lawmaker George Freeman suggested that May had been so damaged by Brexit that she should promise to quit to get her deal through. It will represent the first time MPs have ever voted on such a proposal. I think it could have been negotiated in a different manner, frankly.

'The onus is now on every one of us in this House to find out what that is.


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