May turns to opposition to end Brexit impasse

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Members of the Conservative Eurosceptic ERG group have openly admitted they are plotting to throw Mrs May out of No 10 because she has asked Mr Corbyn to help rescue her European Union divorce.

"I simply can not support any further extension to Auricle 50, and this obviously means I can not stay in Government".

However, by approaching Corbyn, a veteran socialist loathed by many of May's Conservatives and mocked by May herself as unfit to govern, she risks further inflaming divisions in her party.

After her European Union withdrawal deal was rejected three times by lawmakers, with parliament and her Conservative Party hopelessly divided over Brexit, May said she would talk to the Labour Party leader in a bid to overcome what is now a national crisis.

She listed a desire to protect jobs, to leave the EU with a deal and to end free movement as some of the areas of agreement, without ruling out remaining in a customs union with the EU - a key Labour demand that she has until now dismissed out of hand.

The EU gave Britain until April 12 to leave the bloc without a deal or to come up with a strategy. What will be put before parliament depends on the outcome of the talks with Corbyn and whether the government has to revert to "Plan B" and put a series of Brexit options before lawmakers instead.

Demanding the shadow cabinet hold a vote on the issue, Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry said not backing a confirmatory vote would be a "breach" of the policy agreed by party members at its last conference.

And he reiterated Mrs May's previous position that "no deal is better than a bad deal", and described the United Kingdom remaining part of a customs union with the EU after Brexit as a betrayal of Leave voters.

Coveney added that Ireland plans to support Britain's request for a short further delay to its European Union exit.

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Parliament will question Brexit ministers.

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker delivered a nuanced address to the European Parliament in which he vowed to "personally do everything I can to prevent a disorderly Brexit".

Juergen Maier urged lawmakers to maintain Britain in a customs union with the EU, saying that would enable frictionless transaction to last.

She has tried cross-party talks before, but they led nowhere.

The Prime Minister knows how odd a position that is for her to be in, which is why she wants to make sure everyone knows who have forced her into it: Tory Brexiteers and the Democratic Unionist Party.

The UK House of Commons has approved a bill by one vote to ensure British Prime Minister Theresa May can't go back on her promise to seek a delay to Brexit rather than let Britain tumble out of the bloc.

The offer of the olive branch was accepted by the Labour leader, who said that "we will meet the prime minister".

To date, British lawmakers have rejected that agreement three times.