9 Apr 2019

May meets Merkel and Macron seeking Brexit extension

Political Editor

Whilst Theresa May was in Paris and Berlin, back home in the Commons, 97 of her MPs voted against her desire for a Brexit extension and 80 Tory MPs, including 12 ministers, did not vote at all.

She’s asked to postpone Britain’s departure until 30 June, but the European Council President has said tonight he doesn’t think that gives her enough time to overcome the “deep divisions” in Westminster.

He wants Europe’s leaders to discuss an extension of up to a year when they meet for their emergency summit in Brussels tomorrow.