2 Apr 2019

May begs for bipartisan effort to deliver Brexit

Political Editor

Theresa May has offered to sit down with Jeremy Corbyn to “break the logjam” over Brexit and agree a joint plan for Britain’s departure.

If those talks are successful, she said, she’ll ask the EU for another extension, but only up until 22 May.

She revealed her plan less than an hour ago, after an extraordinary all-day cabinet meeting, which started at 9.30 this morning in political mode, with no civil servants in the room.

The formal meeting stretched right the way into this evening.

At the same time, down the road in Parliament, MPs were trying to think up new ways to take control and force the government to negotiate a softer Brexit deal.