Theresa May’s spokesman said on Tuesday, the prime minister is to tell EU leaders she needs an extension so that she can continue with talks with the Labour party.
The spokesman told reporters, “She set out in the letter the fact that she is holding cross-party discussions with the leader of the opposition to try to seek a way forward which can carry a stable majority in parliament.
“Those negotiations are ongoing. There are further talks today.
“The prime minister will be able to point to those talks; she will also be able to talk to the fact that she remains certain that there is a majority in parliament for the UK leaving the European Union with a deal.”