UK Parliament Set For Brexit Delay Vote After Refusing To Leave EU Without Deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to give a press conference with the European Commission President following their meeting in Strasbourg, on March 11, 2019. - The British government said on Monday it had ag... British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to give a press conference with the European Commission President following their meeting in Strasbourg, on March 11, 2019. - The British government said on Monday it had agreed "legally binding changes" to the Brexit deal during discussions between British Prime Minister Theresa May and EU officials in Strasbourg. (Photo by FREDERICK FLORIN / AFP) (Photo credit should read FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 13, 2019 4:13 p.m.

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May says Parliament will vote Thursday on whether to seek a delay to Britain’s March 29 departure from the European Union.

May said lawmakers are at the point where they must approve a withdrawal agreement in coming days and request a short postponement to Brexit day or request a “much longer” extension from the EU to negotiate a new arrangement.

The prime minister warned that a long extension would mean Britain would have to take part in European Parliament elections in late May.

She says this is not her preferred outcome and urged Parliament to “face up” to the consequences of the decisions it has made.

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