Theresa May is facing growing calls to say she would delay Brexit rather than leave the EU if no deal is in place by the end of March.

According to a BBC report, a new plan from some Tory MPs suggests ministers postpone Brexit until 23 May “to conclude negotiations”.

It is being suggested as an alternative to cross-party proposals, which would see MPs take control of the process.

The Dutch Prime Minister warned Mrs. May the UK was “sleepwalking into a no-deal scenario” and needed to “wake up”.

The pair met at a summit in Egypt, as she presses EU leaders for more concessions to her deal.

Mrs. May announced on Sunday that MPs will get a fresh vote on her deal by 12 March, vowing that leaving as planned 17 days later was “within their grasp”.

However many MPs had wanted another so-called “meaningful vote” sooner than that, and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn suggested Mrs. May was “running down the clock” until a time when MPs were forced “to choose between her bad deal and a disastrous no deal”.

Mrs. May’s announcement also provoked disappointment among business leaders, who are clamouring for certainty about what is to come.

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