Small extension to Brexit timetable could be acceptable...

A 'short extension' to Article 50 is acceptable, says Jacob Rees-Mogg providing Theresa May delivers on a renegotiated Brexit deal with the EU The ERG chairman suggested delaying March 29 departure is 'not impossible' But he wants Mrs May to use his 'Malthouse compromise' as basis for new deal  It comes after MP votes this week indicated a revised deal might pass Commons 

By Joel Adams For Mailonline

Published: 21:58 GMT, 1 February 2019 | Updated: 16:01 GMT, 2 February 2019

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Leading Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg said he could accept a short delay to Britain's planned departure from the European Union on March 29 on the condition Theresa May pursues his plan rather than hers for a Brexit deal.

Mr Rees-Mogg, who chairs the influential pro-Brexit European Research Group (ERG) within the Tory Party, said a short extension to the timetable could be accepted if the government struck a deal with Europe along the lines of the so-called Malthouse Compromise.

It comes after MPs effectively demanded that Mrs May renegotiate the Withdrawal Agreement after her original plan was rejected by lawmakers. 

ERGChairman and leading Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg said a delay was 'not impossible'

ERGChairman and leading Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg said a delay was 'not impossible'

More time for a new deal? Mrs May's own plan was thrashed by 230 votes last month

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