May urges United Kingdom lawmakers: Give me more time to get Brexit deal

May urges United Kingdom lawmakers: Give me more time to get Brexit deal

"And for the country to do that, as Theresa May wants to do - to leave without knowing what Brexit you get - this would be, in my view, an incredibly foolish thing for the country to do".

While 49 percent of those surveyed believe that a no-deal Brexit will result in an economic catastrophe for the country, 33 percent would back it.

Should the prime minster fail in her bid to secure concessions from the European Union before her speech, she plans to ask for more time and promise a vote on other Brexit options at the end of February, the Sunday Telegraph and other British media report.

May wants to win over lawmakers in her Conservative Party with changes relating to the Northern Irish border, but the EU has refused to reopen that part of the deal and instead wants May to pursue a compromise with the main opposition Labour Party by agreeing closer UK-EU ties. Both London and Brussels are therefore concerned over the possibility of a no-deal Brexit.

Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29 but Parliament has rejected May's divorce deal, leaving the prime minister to seek changes from a resistant EU. Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay is set to head to Brussels on Monday for talks.

In the vote this week lawmakers are set to vote on amendments that could limit May's options and give parliament a broader say over the Brexit process. The new pledge would be for a repeat of this process by February 27.

'You would have a hard border, very hard border.

Sir Keir earlier said his plan was necessary to put a "hard stop" to Mrs May "running down the clock" before the March 29 deadline.

"We can't allow that to happen". "There needs to be a day when Parliament says that's it, enough is enough".

Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson told the Andrew Marr Show that if those conditions were not met then his party could move to supporting a second referendum.

"Or the only way to break the impasse is to have a public vote, and that remains our policy".

Speaking on Sky News's Sophy Ridge on Sunday, Blair said: "No one could responsibly propose (a no-deal Brexit)".

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