(Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)
(Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

London: British Prime Minister Theresa May has come under increasing pressure to delay the March 29 deadline for Britain’s exit from the European Union as the prospect of a withdrawal agreement being passed by the UK Parliament continues to hang in the balance.

From an Arab-EU summit in Egypt on Monday, prime minister May insisted the UK was on course to acquire the legally binding assurances that the House of Commons needs in relation to the controversial Irish backstop clause to pass such a deal.

However, she sought more time to put it to a so-called “meaningful vote” in Parliament, which will now take place on March 12. “There is still more work to do, and my team will be in Brussels tomorrow (Tuesday) working on the legally binding assurances” she said.

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