Labour officially calls for Brexit to be delayed

Labour officially calls for Brexit to be delayed.

Emily Thornberry, the shadow foreign secretary – standing in for Jeremy Corbyn– said: “The sensible, cautious thing to do at this late stage is to seek a temporary extension of Article 50 so we time to see if the negotiations succeed or, if they do not, to pursue a different plan.”

The reason they have made the move is because the PM has ran out of time to get her deal through the Commons before the due date of departure from the EU. 

In response, David Lidington told the House that delaying Brexit would “simply defer the need” of the Commons to “face up to difficult decisions”.

The PM is resuming talks with the EU tomorrow hoping to get changes to her deal, however it is thought that the EU leaders are not will to budge on the agreed plan.

Former Labour minister Caroline Flint, whose constituency voted to Leave the EU, hopes to get Brexit deal done so Parliament could “move on” to other issues.



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