Need more time, May tells MPs ahead of Feb 14 vote
THE British government sought to win more time on Sunday to secure EU concessions that could pass parliament and avert a chaotic split from the bloc on March 29. Businesses and governments are on edge because Britain is just weeks away from its scheduled departure from the European project after 46 years and still has no firm arrangements in place. The UK parliament last month roundly rejected a Brexit deal Prime Minister Theresa May had sealed with the remaining 27 EU leaders. MPs are set to vote on Britain’s Brexit options on February 14. But a member of May’s cabinet pledged on Sunday to give parliament a further ballot two weeks later — a measure meant to give her more time for talks with the EU. Her meetings in Brussels on Thursday made no breakthrough.