21 Mar 2019

May’s last-ditch dash to Brussels to salvage her Brexit deal

Britain has asked the European Union for an extension to Brexit, but it’s not clear what they are about to say in response.

The scene is set for a crisis: MPs indicating they still won’t back the PM’s deal, Theresa May insisting she won’t ask for a long extension, and the EU currently saying nothing except that they might convene an emergency summit next week.

In Britain, over a million people have signed a petition in the last 24 hours calling for Article 50 to be revoked – a possibility that Jeremy Corbyn refused to rule out earlier.