May faces tough questioning after new Brexit extension

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Added On April 13, 2019

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced tough questioning after returning from Brussels with a new Brexit extension.
 
British lawmakers are looking for answers on the latest Brexit developments and some have called for the British Prime Minister to tender her resignation.
 
On Thursday, May addressed a crowded chamber in the Houses of Parliament to report on the outcome of her talks with the EU Council.
 
The European Council agreed to a six-month extension of the Brexit process, setting a new deadline for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union on Oct. 31, 2019.
 
May said the date of Britain's departure from the EU, and its participation in the European parliamentary elections, remain decisions for the House of Commons.
 
May had wanted an extension date of June 30 in the hope Britain could avoid taking part in the European Parliamentary elections.
 
Instead, a compromise was reached giving Britain until the end of October, though some EU member states wanted Britain to stay in the bloc until 2020.
 
Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the main opposition Labour Party, said the latest extension represented not only a "diplomatic failure" but also another milestone in the government's handling of the entire Brexit process.
 
Veteran Conservative politician Bill Cash asked May if she will resign, saying the new delay to Brexit is an abject surrender.
 
Rebuffing the calls for her resignation, May said that should her previous Brexit deal have been approved, she would have already stepped down, but the House of Commons has voted against her deal three consecutive times.