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- Theresa May will ask for a new Brexit delay from the EU.
- The prime minister says she will use the delay to hold talks with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in an attempt to forge a compromise deal.
- She opens the door to softening her red lines on leaving the Customs Union.
- The announcement risks triggering Cabinet resignations and a major rebellion among Conservative MPs.
LONDON — Theresa May has announced that she will ask the European Union for a new Brexit delay in order to seek a new compromise deal and "break the logjam".
The United Kingdom is currently scheduled to leave the EU on April 12.
However, the prime minister said on Tuesday evening that she will seek for Brexit to be postponed until the House of Commons can agree on a deal to leave the EU after weeks of impasse in Westminster.
She will hold talks with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in an attempt to reach a compromise deal which both the Conservatives and Labour can support.
May said she was now "taking action to break the logjam."
The prime minister spoke from inside 10 Downing Street after a marathon meeting with Cabinet ministers on Tuesday which lasted over seven hours.
The announcement will risk resignations from senior Brexiteers in May’s Cabinet.
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