Watch PMQs LIVE: Theresa May faces Jeremy Corbyn before dashing off to Brussels 4 months ago

Watch PMQs LIVE: Theresa May faces Jeremy Corbyn before dashing off to Brussels

PMQs ahead of a crunch summit with the EU to secure a Brexit extension

Theresa May will jet across the English Channel this afternoon for a summit with leaders of the European Union's other 27 member states.

At that meeting in Brussels, the length of a second extension to the UK's withdrawal from the EU will be decided.

For all the backbench legislation, posturing by the Tory hard right ERG and cross-party talks with Labour - it is only the EU Council summit that has the power to grant an extension.


Delicious irony, for a vote about taking back control and parliamentary sovereignty. Particularly because it is French president Emmanuel Macron playing the strong man. In his customary pre-meeting letter to leaders he warned against "humiliating" the UK and Theresa May.

Oh, and across the road from where the meeting will take place at around 5pm, scientists are expected to reveal the first ever picture of a blackhole.

But before all of that - Prime Minister's Questions.

Last week, Jeremy Corbyn opted not to attack the prime minister for the Brexit catastrophe. Considering they were about to commence talks, it would have made for a frosty bourbon and latte.

The same could be said of today. Once May is finished on the continent, talks resume with Corbyn tomorrow.

And breath.