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Prime Minister tells the public ‘I’m on your side’ over Brexit

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Theresa May has given a statement from No. 10 Downing Street, she told the British public that “I’m on your side” and it is “high time MPs made a decision over Brexit.”

May said Brexit is what “I am determined” to deliver, it appears that May is doubling down on her strategy has not changed.

She is not prepared to delay Brexit any longer than 30 June, the fact we are not leaving on the 29 March “is a matter is of great personal regret to me.”

She is not prepared to delay Brexit any longer than 30 June, the fact we are not leaving on the 29 March “is a matter is of great personal regret to me.”

May blamed MPs for failing to agree to her terms, and to implement the 2016 referendum, the prime minister believes voters want to Brexit to be over.

May said, “Of this, I am absolutely sure, you the public have had enough.

“You are tired of the infighting, you’re tired of the political games and the arcane procedural rows, tired of MPs talking about nothing else but Brexit when you have real concerns about our children’s schools, our National Health Service, knife crime.

“You want this stage of the Brexit process to be over and done with. I agree. I am on your side. It is now time for MPs to decide.”

“So far Parliament has done everything possible to avoid making a choice.

“Motion after motion and amendment after amendment has been tabled without Parliament ever deciding what it wants. All MPs have been willing to say is what they do not want.”

Earlier today May wrote to European Union Council President Donald Tusk, asking for a delay of the EU withdrawal until 30 June.

Dominic Grieve, Conservative MP and who is a pro-second referendum and former attorney general said to Sky News, “It’s very much repeated what she’d said in the House of Commons at PMQs” on Wednesday.

“I regret her tone because it’s a very aggressive one towards the House of Commons…

“While I can appreciate her frustration… I think to attack and denigrate the severely held views of MPs… is a mistake, and I can’t see how that’s going to be to her advantage.”

MPs took to Twitter to criticise Theresa May, Henry Smith MP said:

Sam Gyimah MP said:

Andrea Jenkyns MP said on Twitter:

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Conor Burns of Bournemouth West said on Twitter:

The UK is set to leave the EU in nine days on the 29 March, unless the 27 EU leaders all agree to the extension.

Tusk said that the EU would agree to a short extension, only if the deal is signed off by British MPs next week.




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