Theresa May has returned to the UK with a “clear choice” on Brexit following eight hours of talks with EU leaders.
Brexit will be delayed until 22 May if MPs approve her deal next week, but there will be a much shorter delay – until 12 April – if they do not approve it.
In that eventuality the UK must set out its next steps or leave without a deal.
MPs are expected to vote for a third time on the Brexit withdrawal deal next week, despite speaker John Bercow saying what is put forward must be substantially different to be voted on.
Last night’s agreement also reduces the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit on 29 March – but the UK could still leave without a deal if Mrs May’s deal is not approved by MPs by 12 April.
A petition to Revoke Article 50 has been signed by almost three million people in the two days since Theresa May made her speech.
Petition organiser Margaret Anne Georgiadou wrote: “The government repeatedly claims exiting the EU is ‘the will of the people’
“We need to put a stop to this claim by proving the strength of public support now for remaining in the EU. A People’s Vote may not happen – so vote now.”