British PM Theresa May is writing a formal letter to the EU to ask for an extension on Britain’s withdrawal from the group at the end of the month.
Sources close to the matter have speculated that the delay could be up to two years amid parliamentary disagreement on the best course of action, and rising tensions among the public.
British MPs rejected the standing EU withdrawal deal for the second time last week by 149 votes. Another vote also ruled out leaving the EU with no deal, and simultaneously favouring an extension of the Brexit process.
There was a plan for a third try at passing the current deal but an intervention by the Speaker last week put a stop to the idea.
Ministers have this far been clear on only one thing: there is no agreement among the cabinet on any aspect of the deal, process, outcome or future plans.