Labour’s Shadow Brexit Secretary Kier Starmer has said there had been no progress made in cross-party Brexit talks that have been going on for the past two days and complained that ‘the government has not offered real change or compromise’.
The Prime Minister Theresa May meanwhile has written to the EU requesting a delay until 30th June, however EU leaders have said that the request for a further extension to Article 50 was too vague with France,Spain and Belgium indicating that they will not support an extension unless there are significant changes to the impasse.
The request for the extension has been heavily criticised DUP leader Arlene Foster attacked May’s ‘slapdash’ approach to Brexit, describing her request for a delay as ‘unsatisfactory but not surprising’ and The European Research Group also criticised the delay request, with Jacob Rees-Mogg calling it a ‘symbol of failure’.
On the Labour side meanwhile deputy leader Tom Watson called on Jeremy Corbyn to back a second referendum to get out of the Brexit ‘cul-de-sac’.
As it stands The UK is currently due to leave the EU on 12 April and, as yet, no withdrawal deal has been approved by MPs.