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UK: May announces vote to extend Brexit deadline in wake of no-deal rejection03:49

UK: May announces vote to extend Brexit deadline in wake of no-deal rejection

United Kingdom, London
March 13, 2019 at 20:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

UK Prime Minister Theresa May laid out the options for Brexit in a speech following Parliament’s rejection of leaving the European Union without a deal in London on Wednesday. During her speech, she announced the government would call for a vote to extend article 50 on Thursday, which would back the deadline for the UK to leave the EU.

"We could leave with the deal which this government has negotiated over the past two years, we could leave with the deal we have negotiated but subject to a second referendum, but that could risk no Brexit at all," the prime minister said. "We could seek to negotiate a different deal, however, the EU has confirmed that the deal on the table is the only deal available."

Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn announced in his response to May that the opposition would seek to find a deal which could pass with the support of the House of Commons.

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May laid out the options for Brexit in a speech following Parliament’s rejection of leaving the European Union without a deal in London on Wednesday. During her speech, she announced the government would call for a vote to extend article 50 on Thursday, which would back the deadline for the UK to leave the EU.

"We could leave with the deal which this government has negotiated over the past two years, we could leave with the deal we have negotiated but subject to a second referendum, but that could risk no Brexit at all," the prime minister said. "We could seek to negotiate a different deal, however, the EU has confirmed that the deal on the table is the only deal available."

Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn announced in his response to May that the opposition would seek to find a deal which could pass with the support of the House of Commons.