Theresa May heckled as she denies ‘running down the clock’ on Brexit

Theresa May has denied she is trying to “run down the clock” on Brexit, as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn accused the prime minister of “blackmailing” MPs into supporting her “deeply flawed deal”.

Returning to the Commons to update MPs on the latest Brexit developments, Mrs May faced claims she was playing for time with 45 days until Britain is due to leave the European Union.

She also sparked a row by setting out plans to potentially short-circuit parliamentary rules in order to get a deal ratified by the end of March.

The prime…
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