PressTV-UK could delay Brexit for up to two months

Britain’s government is considering different options, including possibly delaying Brexit, if the Parliament fails to approve Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal by March 12.

With only 32 days until Britain is due to leave the European Union, May’s decision to push back a vote on her deal has upped the ante with the Parliament, which is deeply split over how, or even whether, the country should leave the bloc.

Before a vote on Wednesday on May’s next steps, lawmakers are stepping up ways to try to prevent the prime minister from taking Britain out of the EU without a deal, a scenario many businesses say could damage the world’s fifth largest economy.

Several of their plans would involve extending Article 50, which triggered the two-year Brexit negotiating period, delaying Britain’s departure Brexit beyond March 29 — something May has said would only delay a decision.

The government is “considering what to do if parliament makes…

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