British PM to speak at parliament on Brexit delay

British Prime Minister Theresa May will give the Parliament an updated briefing on the latest Brexit delay on Thursday.

After an emergency summit of the European Union (EU) agreed to extend the Brexit deadline from April 12 to Oct. 31, the prime minister said in Brussels that she will make a statement to the House of Commons on Thursday.

She said her government will resume talks with the opposition Labour Party in order to break the current Brexit deadlock. Three days of cross-party talks made no progress last week.

May said the “choices we now face are stark and the timetable is clear” as she accepted the new Brexit delay.

She voiced her “sincere regret” about that no agreement has been reached back in her country on how Britain will leave the EU.

The prime minister emphasized that although the deadline has been extended to Oct. 31, Britain can leave as soon as a withdrawal deal is passed by the British lawmakers.

That was a “key request” of hers, she said.

May added that if the Brexit deal is passed by May 22, Britain won’t have to take part in the European elections.

“I know that there is huge frustration from many people that I had to request this extension,” she said.