EU's Juncker rules out short Brexit delays if deal not approved

EU's Juncker rules out short Brexit delays if deal not approved

EU's Juncker rules out short Brexit delays if deal not approved

"I still remain hopeful that it could pass with a couple of tweaks that would bring more Labour MPs across and placate some in my own party, and the DUP who voted against it, but the speaker is not being helpful in making sure that would happen".

The MP for Selby and Ainsty, who was promoted to the Wales Office in November, said he continued to believe that no-deal was better than a bad deal.

The EU has repeatedly refused to renegotiate the Brexit divorce deal it agreed with May last November after nearly two years of negotiations but has said it could revise the accompanying political declaration on future relations.

The result highlighted the division across the House concerning Brexit, with crucial Parliamentary decisions being made through the smallest of majorities.

"The Prime Minister's deal won't go through and no deal in law is taken off the table, then the outcome of that is either a soft Brexit or no Brexit at all".

Bloc leaders have warned they will not delay indefinitely but with time now running perilously short European Union council president Donald Tusk cautiously welcomed May's statement.

A group of MPs - including Conservative grandee Sir Oliver Letwin and Labour's Yvette Cooper - aim to fully pass a Bill through the Commons on Wednesday to stop the United Kingdom crashing out of the EU.

"The way forward, to break the impasse, is for the prime minister to compromise and support a People's Vote, with the option to stay in the European Union". And there is some common ground; there are some areas it's hard to agree on.

"The country needs a solution, the country deserves a solution, and that's what I'm working to find", May told lawmakers on Wednesday. He said it was really important now that we see "real leadership" from across the Westminster parliament. I think we both recognise the importance of the Withdrawal Agreement.

Juncker said on Wednesday he is on the side of patience.

The Democratic Unionists have accused Theresa May of sub-contracting out the future of Brexit to the Labour Party.

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said: "The only way to leave is with the Withdrawal Agreement".

"So far the Prime Minister hasn't shown much sign of compromise, but I'm pleased that today she's indicated she'll accept the view of parliament and is prepared to reach out and have that discussion".

When asked whether there would be further splits among the Conservatives, Mr Benyon said: "My party has been split on Europe for most of my life".

May said that a plan agreed between her and Corbyn would be put to MPs for their approval and then taken to the European Council next week.

Mr Brooks said the Labour leader "has no right to be involved" in Brexit talks and Mrs May has "killed" the Conservative Party.

The premier said Tuesday she would seek another "short" Brexit extension at an European Union leaders' summit in Brussels on April 10.

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