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"I am on your side" May tells British public

Theresa May confirmed she will ask for a three month extension to Article 50 in a podium speech last night.

May explained that she was on the side of the public blaming politicians for the delays.

Addressing the British public May said: "You are tired of the infighting, tired of the political games and the arcane procedural rows, tired of MPs talking about nothing else but Brexit when you have real concerns about our children's schools, our National Health Service, knife crime.

"You want this stage of the Brexit process to be over and done with. I agree. I am on your side."

May remains committed to calling a third meaningful vote on her deal, despite the intervention of John Bercow on Tuesday.

With just eight days until the UK is scheduled to leave the UK, an extension will provide May with the time to convince more MPs to support her deal.

In an attempt secure support from the 27 member states for her plan, the prime minister travelled to Brussels today for meetings.

Following the conclusion of discussions, she is set to give a press conference alongside Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk.

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is also set to travel to Brussels for talks with EU officials.

Corbyn said that May was "in complete denial about the scale of the crisis".


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William Winter
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@theparlreview
March 21 2019

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