Amid calls for resignation, Theresa May says Brexit a ‘national duty’

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"This is our national duty as elected members of this House - and nothing today is more pressing or more vital", May said in her statement while making an address at the House of Commons.

"I never wanted to seek this extension", May said.

She said lawmakers should reflect during their forthcoming Easter break on the decisions that will have to be made swiftly upon their return.

Three of the four former British prime ministers still alive - John Major, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown - have said a referendum is the way to resolve the crisis.

The Labour leader's policy guru Andrew Fisher joined shadow chancellor John McDonnell for the cross-party talks on Friday.

Consensus, however, was in short supply.

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However, cross-party talks with the Labour party are yet to bear any fruit, with both sides accusing the other of refusing to compromise.

Rightfully, the grassroots of the Conservative Party are up in arms at this abject betrayal - not least because in May's own election manifesto she clearly pledged to take Britain out of both the Single Market and the Customs Union, and respect the result of the EU referendum.

In the Commons, some Tory Brexiteers voiced their anger that the country was facing an extended delay, something Mrs May had said previously she would not countenance, having already missed the original March 29 leaving date.

He said: 'I welcome the indications from the Government that they may be willing to move in the key areas that have prevented the Prime Minister's deal from being supported on this side'.

In case you've lost track of when the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union - if at all - here we give you the latest in the series of back-and-forth, and what the insurance industry thinks about the recent turn of events. "Nobody has to stay but it is also a home and we are not going to kick anyone out". Does she not realise the extent to which she is betraying the nation and her own past pledges simply to force her toxic Deal through Parliament? French President Emmanuel Macron, in particular, needs to impose requirements on some delay to ensure Britain cooperates with the bloc.

May faced calls to resign from outraged Brexit-supporters in her Conservative Party after agreeing to a six-month delay to Britain's departure from the bloc.

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Leaders ultimately coalesced around October 31 - Halloween - as the latest Brexit deadline, averting a potentially disruptive no-deal British departure that would have happened Friday if no extension had been agreed.

European Council President Donald Tusk and and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May in Brussels on Wednesday.

He added: "Let me finish with a message to our British friends: This extension is as flexible as I expected, and a little bit shorter than I expected, but it's still enough to find the best possible solution". The British Parliament has repeatedly rejected a withdrawal deal negotiated with the European Union, leading to today's deadlock over Britain's long-awaited departure.

France and the main European Union powers had already agreed before the summit that any extension had to come with strict conditions so that Britain could not use its right of veto as a member to jeopardise the EU's immediate and long-term plans.

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the main opposition Labour Party, said the latest extension represented not only a "diplomatic failure" but also another milestone in the government's handling of the entire Brexit process. But it's still unclear how, and even if, Brexit will happen.

This is the second delay to Brexit.

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