Labour Party officially calls for delay of Brexit

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Labour has called for Brexit to be delayed, because Theresa May has run out of time to pass her deal before departure day in just seven weeks.

Emily Thornberry, the shadow foreign secretary – standing in for Jeremy Corbyn– said no-one could “seriously think” the prime minister was about to get the concessions from the EU she is seeking.

“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,” she told the Commons.

Until now, Labour has only said that it believed an Article 50 extension was increasingly inevitable – while leaving it to the government to make the difficult first move.

But Ms Thornberry told David Lidington it was clear that the prime minister would fail to “get anything different” from her fresh talks in Brussels, starting tomorrow.

via The Independent 

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