EU to agree to extend Brexit by 9 months if Parliament defeats May's deal - Bloomberg
Thursday, 21 March 2019 Citing a person familiar with discussions, Bloomberg recently reported that the EU was considering "persuading the U.K. to extend Brexit by nine months" if Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal fails to pass through the British Parliament for the third time next week.
"The EU doesn’t want to be blamed for a no-deal Brexit so leaders would try to convince May to accept the plan. She and the 27 other leaders would have to be on board," Bloomberg wrote.
The British government must submit a different proposition to parliament to the one it lost last week if it wants to hold another vote on its Brexit plans, the parliament's speaker, John Bercow, said on Monday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
Philip Hammond attends the IMF Spring Meetings in Washington DC on the weekend of 12th-14th April. The Chancellor is hopeful of getting Theresa May's Brexit deal agreed in Parliament in time to avoid..