Brexit Delay Possible if MPs Approve Deal, EU Chief Says

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"What the decision today underlines is the importance of the House of Commons passing a Brexit deal next week", she insisted.

"Now it is finally up to the British political system to provide a clear answer", French President Emmanuel Macron said, adding that any final decision must come ahead of the May 23-26 European Parliament election. If there would be no agreement in the parliament in London for the withdrawal treaty "then we will keep it open whether there should be another meeting before the resignation date", Merkel said.

Under an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Act secured past year by Remain-backing MP Dominic Grieve, the Government must table an amendable motion in response to its second "meaningful vote" defeat last week.

The EU "will certainly be inclined to help [May] to talk to the U.K. Parliament", she said, and that "we will definitely approve [an extension]", the Baltic News Agency said, citing Lithuanian radio. But diplomats said the prime minister singularly failed to reassure them she could win.

"Nobody wants no deal here", Varadkar told reporters.

"Even if the hope for a final success may seem frail, even illusory, and although Brexit fatigue is increasingly visible and justified, we can not give up seeking until the very last moment a positive solution", Tusk said in Brussels. I do not believe that it would be in either of our interests for the United Kingdom to hold European Parliament elections.

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that if May's deal is not approved next week, the European Union could hold an emergency summit next week to offer Britain a long delay to Brexit with potentially onerous conditions such as holding another referendum.

She asked of the House of Commons: "Do they want to leave the European Union with a deal?"

MPs still can not agree on how to implement the 2016 referendum, reflecting how voters remain divided nearly three years after they voted 52 to 48 per cent for Brexit.

May struck conciliatory note at a late-night Brussels news conference, saying "I know MPs on all sides of the debate have passionate views, and I respect those different positions".

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'You're tired of the infighting, you're tired of the political games and the arcane procedural rows, tired of MPs talking about nothing else but Brexit when you have real concerns about our children's schools, our National Health Service, knife crime.

Legislator Anna Soubry, of the breakaway Independent Group, described it as the "most dishonest and divisive statement from any prime minister". "And it's essential to be clear in these days and moments", said Mr Macron, as he arrived at the summit.

She said that she had "personal regret" over her request to delay Brexit, but said it will allow time for MPs to make a "final choice".

"With regard to the date of June 30, we have to take into consideration that we have European elections in May".

Bercow has said a third vote would violate parliamentary rules against repeatedly voting on the same thing unless May's Brexit divorce plan is altered.

"As I have said many times her deal is far from ideal, but it does deliver a legal Brexit and enables us to reach the next stage which are the trade negotiations".

She didn't accept a role in causing the impasse, but blamed Parliament and warned that if lawmakers didn't back her deal it would cause "irreparable damage to public trust". But what remains unclear is exactly what happens next.

"The choice that we have now is one of resolving this issue or extreme unpredictability", he warned.

Main U.K. opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is also meeting senior European Union officials in Brussels, trying to persuade them that Parliament can find an alternative to May's rejected plan.

But Lib Dem leader Vince Cable said Mr Corbyn's refusal to attend on the grounds that Mr Umunna was not a proper party leader was a "strange way" to behave amid the Brexit deadlock.