Brexit: Will Britain's exit from the EU be delayed until May?

Last updated at 09:27
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It's the final countdown to Brexit

It's now just over a month until Britain's exit from the European Union - an event known as Brexit.

You may feel as if you've been hearing about Brexit for a long time - but parliament is now counting down the days, hours and minutes until the UK is due to leave and there has still not been a deal agreed between the UK and the EU.

The prime minister is being encouraged by some of the MPs from her own party - the Conservatives - to delay Britain's exit from the EU until 23 May.

They want Brexit to be delayed to give Theresa May more time to negotiate a deal.

However, other MPs want the decision to be taken out of Mrs May's hands.

Instead, they want to see MPs from different parties taking control of the Brexit negotiations.

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The prime minister has announced another vote on her deal for Britain's exit on 12 March
Another day, another vote?

Yep, it's voting time again!

On Sunday, Prime Minister Theresa May has told MPs that on Tuesday 12 March they will have another opportunity to vote on the deal she has negotiated.

Britain is due to leave the EU on 29 March, only 17 days after the planned vote.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has accused Theresa May of trying to 'run down the clock'.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has accused Theresa May of 'running down the clock' in the final weeks before Britain's exit from the European Union

He believes the prime minister is trying to force MPs to vote for her deal to avoid a no deal at the last moment, instead of giving them time to find an alternative.

Many business leaders are concerned about the fact that no final decision has been made so close to the deadline.

Without a decision, they are unable to prepare for Brexit - which will have a big effect on things that the UK buys from and sells to other countries.

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  • Comment number 2. Posted by Shiny silver flute

    25 Feb 2019 15:18
    This is a really big problem, and Theresa May is just trying to help us!
    There's no point giving her a hard time.
  • Comment number 1. Posted by U17447106

    25 Feb 2019 12:51
    come on Mps. YOU ALL know May is doing those deals for the better don't delay it till may it gives you more time to think about what's happening and think there's no point in a deal when there is


    YAY!!!! first comment