UK PM ‘Theresa May has responded to criticism from her own MPs over talks with Jeremy Corbyn by saying all MPs have a responsibility to deliver Brexit.
Mrs May said the public “expect us to reach across this House to find a way through this”.
Mr Corbyn said he welcomed the PM’s “willingness to compromise to resolve the Brexit deadlock”.
The PM’s move to hold talks has angered some Brexiteers, with two ministers resigning over it.
Chris Heaton-Harris became the latest to quit on Wednesday afternoon, claiming his job at the Department for Exiting the European Union had become “irrelevant” if the government is not prepared to leave without a deal…
Wales Minister Nigel Adams also resigned his role on Wednesday morning , saying the government was at risk of failing to deliver “the Brexit people voted for”..
The PM met Mr Corbyn before holding talks with Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford.
Ms Sturgeon who met the Labour leader earlier called for a long extension to work out the way forward and a public vote on any deal.
She tweeted that her meeting with Mr Corbyn had been “positive”, adding that she would be “surprised and very disappointed if Labour sold out”.
Mr Drakeford has said he wants to argue for a closer long-term economic relationship with the EU.
The SNP, Liberal Democrats, Green Party, Plaid Cymru and The Independent Group have also held a joint press conference, calling for any decision made by the leaders to be put to a public vote..
Plaid Cymru’s Westminster leader, Liz Saville-Roberts, said: “People have the opportunity to have another shot at it, [in the Commons], to change their mind.
“Surely if that is how democracy works here, then democracy should go back to the people and people should have their say on whatever model comes forward.
The UK has until 12 April to propose a plan to the EU – which must be accepted by the bloc or it will leave without a deal on that date.
In a statement on Tuesday night, the PM announced she wanted to meet Mr Corbyn to agree a way forward and put the plan to a vote in the Commons before 10 April when the EU will hold an emergency summit on Brexit..
She insisted her withdrawal agreement which was voted down last week would remain part of the deal..
If there is no agreement between the two leaders, Mrs May said a number of options would be put to MPs “to determine which course to pursue”.
In either event, Mrs May said she would ask the EU for a further short extension to hopefully get an agreement passed by Parliament before 22 May, so the UK does not have to take part in European elections.