March 12, 2019 / 9:04 PM / 9 months ago

MPs table 'managed no-deal' plans before Wednesday vote

FILE PHOTO: Conservative MP Steve Baker is pictured outside the Cabinet Office in London, Britain, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

LONDON (Reuters) - A group of MPs set out plans on Tuesday to test whether parliament wants to implement an exit plan that would see Brexit delayed and mitigate the consequence of leaving without a deal by seeking ‘standstill arrangements’ with the EU.

The so-called amendment could be voted upon on Wednesday when MPs discuss whether Britain’s parliament should approve leaving the European Union without a deal.

It called for Brexit to be delayed until 1059 GMT on May 22, and for the government to offer to pay Brussels to strike standstill agreements with the EU lasting until no later than the end of 2021.

The group of MPs included leading Conservative eurosceptic Steve Baker, Democratic Unionist Party deputy leader Nigel Dodds and pro-EU Conservative Nicky Morgan, indicating a wide base of support.

Reporting by William James, editing by Elizabeth Piper

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