Today the Labour Brexit spokesperson said for the first time that an Article 50 extension might be ‘inevitable’ He said: “There is a question of extension of Article 50 and that may well be inevitable now given the position that we are in but of course we can only seek it because the other 27 have to agree.”
Responding to the news, Ian Murray, Labour MP and Best for Britain champion, said:
“This is a hugely significant moment, marking the first time a Shadow Cabinet member has acknowledged that the shambolic Brexit process means the March 29 deadline is unrealistic.
“This is entirely the fault of Theresa May, who has failed to strike a deal that is acceptable to either Remainers or Leavers, and has delayed the vote in parliament until the last possible minute.
“With the Prime Minister’s deal destined to be defeated next week, there is now an opportunity to stop Brexit for good through a people’s vote.”