European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans told Germany's Funke newspaper group in comments published Saturday that Britain must know why it needs a delay. Britain voted to leave, but negotiations between Britain and the European Union have been slow and at times acrimonious, and the 585-page withdrawal agreement produced after two years of talks has been rejected twice by Britain's divided Parliament.
The first would be to get the a deal on the Withdrawal Agreement and then have a short extension while the second would be a longer period to sort out Brexit, he explained. Listen to the full conversation here. A key reason she lost the second ballot was because only 43 of the 118 Tory MPs who voted against her deal in January switched to the Government's side. According to the Washington Post, Corbyn's spokesman states that Prime Minister Theresa May is "recklessly running down the clock" forcing "MPs to choose between her botched deal and a disastrous no-deal".
Speaking to the Press and Journal, he said that if faced with a clear choice of a WTO Brexit of no Brexit at all, then MPs would vote for no Brexit at all and face a backlash. An extension of article 50 will require unanimous support from the 27 leaders.
Next week, the EU's leaders will meet at a summit to discuss the extension of Britain's membership after 29 March, as well as the terms and length of the delay.
Liberal party leader Guy Verfhofstadt expressed frustration about what he called repeated negative votes by British lawmakers, and said the European Union could only agree to a short delay if parliament made clear what exactly it would support.
The motion to extend the UK's exit was put forward to MPs at Westminster yesterday (Thursday) and was passed by 413 votes to 202.
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Mr Rutte said the current Withdrawal Agreement is the "only deal on the table".
The government narrowly averted an attempt by lawmakers to seize the agenda on March 20 with the aim of forcing a discussion of alternative Brexit options - possibly limiting May's options when she takes her case for delay to the EU.
Discussing the no-deal Brexit that numerous marchers are calling for, he said: "The impact that will have on businesses and on prices, and on the availability of things like medicines and so forth, it doesn't bear thinking about".
Mrs May says she wants to minimise any delay to just three months, but to achieve that she will need parliament to back her deal at the third time of asking early next week.
Not only do some high-profile Conservatives, including former cabinet minister Esther McVey, now support the deal but the DUP is said to be in "ongoing, significant" discussions with Downing Street.