Britain is still working towards reaching a Brexit deal with the European Union in October, even though officials say they expect this to slip into November.
“We are working for a good deal,” Theresa May told British lawmakers on September 5. “We are still working, as are the European Union, for the timetable that was set of October because we are leaving the European Union on the 29 March 2019.”
As reported by the Reuters news agency, May also told parliament they need to pass legislation in this House prior to our leaving.
In a separate report, the Agence France-Presse (AFP) noted that British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told May on September 5 that her plan was “dead, already ripped apart by her own MPs”.
Also, Eurosceptic Conservative MP Bill Cash, a member of the committee grilling Dominic Raab, said it should be “put out of its misery”.
Another committee member, pro-European Labour MP Stephen Kinnock, said it was “dead in the water”.
According to AFP, the scale of divisions in parliament has raised fears there will be no deal at all agreed before Brexit on March 29.