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Theresa May reaffirms her commitment to Brexit on March 29

Theresa May reaffirms her commitment to Brexit on March 29
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Theresa May says her government sees it as a duty to take the UK out of the EU on March 29


British Prime Minister Theresa May said attempts to delay the UK's departure from the EU do not address the fundamental issue of how the country should leave the bloc.

"What we have seen are amendments seeking to engineer a situation where Article 50 is extended — that does not solve the issue, there will always be a point of decision. 

"The decision remains the same: no deal, a deal or no Brexit," May told MPs gathered for Prime Minister's Questions.

May was challenged by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to either rule in or rule out a no deal scenario, whereby the UK would leave the EU on March 29 without any plan regarding future relations with the 27-nation bloc. 

The prime minister declined to give a 'yes' or 'no' answer, preferring instead to question Corbyn on what she said was his reluctance to negotiate a new Brexit deal with her. 

Twice Corbyn said that while the Prime Minister insists her door is always open, "minds are shut" once inside.

Corbyn's repeated question on whether she would rule out a no deal scenario was answered by May's repeated question on why he would not negotiate.

Corbyn had previously said he would negotiate only if a 'No Deal' scenario was taken off the table.

Wednesday's PMQs threw up little that has not been heard before on Brexit, with the prime minister and leader of the opposition seemingly going round in circles.

Corbyn later asked which of the PM's "red lines" she was prepared to jettison in order to reach a Brexit deal. Again deflecting the question, May responded that her government was committed to leaving the EU.

"My position and the position of this government is that it is our duty to leave the EU on March 29. The government is committed to taking the UK out of the EU."

"The people voted overwhelmingly. Many voted to end to free movement, for many it was about sovereignty. The government is delivering on the vote in a way that protects jobs," she added.

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