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UK parliament will debate and vote on PM May's Brexit 'plan B' on Jan 29

UK parliament will debate and vote on PM May's Brexit 'plan B' on Jan 29

Members of Parliament attending the House of Commons after a motion of no confidence in Theresa May's government failed. (HO/PRU/AFP)

LONDON: Britain has not raised the idea of extending the Article 50 exit negotiation period with the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Thursday (Jan 17)

With less than three months until the Mar 29 exit day, parliament is stalled over the way forward after May's deal was rejected by a large majority on Tuesday.

"It is not something we have raised with the EU or suggested we wish to do," the spokesman said.

The British parliament will debate and vote on Prime Minister May's Brexit 'plan B' on Jan 29, the leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom said on Thursday.

May's deal was rejected by a large majority earlier this week and Leadsom said the prime minister would put forward a motion and make a statement on her next steps on Monday.

"A full day's debate on the motion will take place on Tuesday, Jan 29, subject to the agreement of the house," Leadsom told parliament.

Source: Reuters/ad/zl

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