Philip Hammond

It is currently “physically impossible” for the UK to leave the European Union on 29 March, the chancellor says.

Philip Hammond informed the BBC’s Andrew Marr that also if MPs concurred the PM’s Brexit handle the coming days, a “short extension” would certainly be required to pass the needed regulations.

He claimed the offer could not move forward for a 3rd Commons ballot without even more assistance from the DUP and also various other MPs.

He claimed much more MPs had actually made a decision to back it, however it was”a work in progress”

Mr Hammond additionally declined to eliminate an economic negotiation for Northern Ireland if the DUP backed Theresa May’s offer.

The celebration, which has 10 MPs in the Commons, got ₤ 1bn as component of a self-confidence and also supply contract with the Tories after the last political election – providing the federal government a functioning bulk.

The DUP’s Westminster leader, Nigel Dodds, consulted with elderly closet participants on Friday – consisting of Mr Hammond – to review what it would certainly take to obtain them onboard with the PM’s strategy, however they claimed later on there were”still issues to be addressed”

Legally the UK is still due to leave the European Union on 29March The EU have to determine the terms of any kind of expansion.

Earlier today MPs declined Theresa May’s offer once again – this time around by 149 ballots – and afterwards backed strategies to eliminate leaving the EU without a bargain.

They additionally enacted favour of an expansion to the procedure – either till 30 June if they concurred Mrs May’s offer prior to 20 March, or a much longer one that might consist of participating in European political elections if they declined her prepare for a 3rd time.

All 27 EU participant states would certainly have to concur to an expansion, and also the nation’s leaders are anticipated to review it at a top later on today.

Meanwhile, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has actually created to MPs throughout the Commons welcoming them for talks to discover a cross-party concession.

He additionally informed Sky that while he “has to see the wording of it”, Labour MPs would certainly be informed to enact favour of a modification asking for one more mandate following week. If the PM’s offer is elected down once again,

And he claimed he might suggest one more ballot of no self-confidence in the federal government.