Brexit: Corbyn to discuss compromise plan with May

Further delay to Brexit

  • The prime minister said she planned to ask the European Union for a further delay to Brexit. Speaking from Downing Street, Theresa May said she understood some people’s desire for a no-deal Brexit but that she wanted time to find a settlement. Any delay would end if and when a deal was struck, she said. The president of the European council, Donald Tusk, appeared to indicate the EU was minded to accede.
  • Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are to meet to discuss a way to break the Brexit impasse. In the same address, the prime minister invited the Labour leader to talks on Tuesday after seven hours of cabinet discussions. Corbyn accepted the offer soon afterwards. It followed MPs’ failure to find an alternative way forward on Monday.
  • May’s plan called for the two leaders to agree a unified approach to put to MPs. If they couldn’t do so, the prime minister said she’d put forward a series of options and abide by MPs’ choice – as long as Corbyn also agreed to do the same.

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