Attempts to delay Brexit do not solve the issue, says UK PM Theresa May

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New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jan 23, 2019, 07:48 PM(IST)

File photo of British Prime Minister Theresa May. Photograph:( Reuters )

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May clashed with opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn over the latter's refusal to sit down for cross-party Brexit talks with her.

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday said that attempts by some lawmakers to use parliamentary procedure to delay Brexit did not address the underlying decision about how Britain should leave the European Union, reported Reuters.

"What we have seen is amendments seeking to engineer a situation where Article 50 is extended. Now that does not solve the issue, there will always be a point of decision, and the decision remains the same: no deal, a deal or no Brexit," May told parliament.

Prime Minister clashed with opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn over the latter's refusal to sit down for cross-party Brexit talks with her.

"While the doors to her office may be opened, apparently the minds inside it are completely closed," Corbyn said.

With the March 29 deadline for Britain to leave the EU approaching, the House of Commons will vote next Tuesday on alternative Brexit plans having rejected the deal May negotiated with the EU.

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