Yesterday, Nick Boles resigned May's cabinet and potentially the party although he appears to be backtracking on a party switch today.

The situation is critical and fluid. Rumors of elections, May softening her stance, votes of no confidence, etc are circulating. I am about to board a plane and my not be able to update this for hours.

You can watch the entertainment as it happens on the Guardian Live Blog.

May Reveals her Head

She says any plan both she and Corbyn agreed upon would then be put to MPs for approval with a view to it being taken to next week’s European Council meeting.

If she and Corbyn cannot agree a unified approach, May says, then a series of options for the future relationship would be put to the Commons in a series of votes. The prime minister adds that the government would abide by the decision of the House – but only if Labour did so too.

May also says she wants the process to be finished by 22 May so that the UK does not have to take part in the European Parliament elections.

What follows is what I typed out minutes ago. The critical piece is above. May offers to meet with Corbyn.


  1. MPs seek to stop no-deal Brexit by tabling article 50 bill
  2. No-deal Brexit more likely by the day, says Michel Barnier
  3. Up to 20 Tories could vote against May in confidence vote - Davis

Point 1 will not work. Rate that one at about a 0% chance.

No-Phone Brexit


Development Secretary

More Rumors

Extension Madness

Yvette Cooper is now planning to get MPs to pass her bill tomorrow requiring the PM to request an article 50 extension, the Mirror’s Dan Bloom reports. Originally the plan was for MPs to debate it on Thursday.

Even if May honors that indicative vote, the EU might not accept it.

Speaking in Paris alongside Emmanuel Macron, Leo Varadkar, the Irish prime minister, said Theresa May would have to come up with a “clear pathway to success” to justify another article 50 extension.

Cooper's bill is a waste of time. Hard Brexiteers appreciate a waste of time.

Macron's Statement

'We cannot avoid failure for them' - Macron says it will be UK's fault, not EU's, if there's no-deal

Headed to the plane.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Brexit Trifecta: May Rejects Corbyn's Customs Union Offer, What's Next?

In a purposefully delayed response to Corbyn, UK Prime Minister Theresa May took another 4 days off the Brexit clock.

May Flys to Berlin and Paris Seeking a "Johnson-Proof" Article 50 Extension

Despite acrimony late last week, it's likely Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn come to agreement on a soft Brexit.

Corbyn Seeks to Stop Brexit Via "Make Me Temporary PM" Pretty Please Offer

Jeremy Corbyn officially offers the same deal again today that the Liberal Democrats have already rejected.

Juncker Rejects Theresa May's Short Extension Request, Indicative Votes Over

Juncker threw more wrinkles into the Brexit drama as did Bercow who halted the indicative votes.

Two-Week Can-Kicking Extension to April 12 if No Deal, May 22 With Deal

The Brexit rumor mill pretty much had things correct. The UK was given another two weeks to kick the can.

EU Tells UK Short Extension Only if UK Accepts the Deal, Rumors of May Resigning

The conditional extension process is winding up as I suspected all along according to the latest EU demands.

Theresa May Pledges to Stand Down By May 22 (Next Phase) if MPs Back Her Plan

May offers to stand down if MPs only pass her deal. "I hear what you're saying," said May.

Jeremy Corbyn Rips Queen's Speech as a Farce

Prime Minister Boris Johnson presented the Queen's Speech outlining his agenda. Jeremy Corbyn said it was a farce.

Theresa May Doesn't Have the Votes: Who will Bend? EU, Tories, Labour or May?

Theresa May still does not appear to have the votes for her deal. What then?