May said that if Parliament rejects her deal with the European Union in a vote due by March 12, lawmakers would be given a vote the next day on whether to leave the bloc without a withdrawal agreement.
However, if the House of Commons once again rejected the agreement with the European Union in a vote scheduled to take place by the 12 March, Austria would be in favour of a shorter extension if necessary in order to avoid a hard Brexit, Kurz said. Parliament should "do its duty so our country can move forward", she wrote.
In her reply, the Prime Minister insisted her "absolute focus" was on "getting a deal that can command support in parliament and leaving on 29 March".
May has bowed to pressure from within her Conservative government and given Parliament the chance to delay Britain's scheduled March 29 departure if lawmakers fail to approve her divorce agreement with the bloc.
Lawmakers will debate a government statement which reads: "This House notes the Prime Minister's statement on European Union exit of 6 February, 2019, and further notes that discussions between the United Kingdom and the European Union are ongoing".
For now, everyone is waiting to see what May - and her attorney general, Geoffrey Cox - comes back with from her discussions with the EU.
Mr Tusk said delaying the UK's withdrawal beyond March 29 is now a "rational solution", warning that the only alternative, if MPs can not agree a deal, is "a chaotic Brexit".
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Dear Prime Minister, It is with tremendous sadness that I have chose to resign from the government following the decision this week to allow the postponement of our exit from the EU.
"If it doesn't go through, we the Labour Party will either put down ourselves or support an amendment in favour of a public vote", Starmer told BBC radio.
French President Emmanuel Macron said the European Union would agree to extend the Brexit deadline only if Britain justified such a request with a clear objective. Several lawmakers abstained and 20 voted against.
"We don't need more time: what we need most of all is a decision", French President Emmanuel Macron said after meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Paris.
Amid fears of further defections from within its ranks, the Labour Party announced earlier this week that it would back a second referendum.
"If the position of Parliament is now that we will refuse to leave without an agreement then we are somewhat stuck".
The Tory insider, a former Cabinet minister, added the chances of Mrs May's deal passing through the Commons were "more likely".
If May prevails and Britain leaves, some in Europe will be haunted by the failure to keep one of its most important members on board. Eight Labour lawmakers and three Conservatives quit their parties last week to set up a new anti-Brexit group, the biggest such schism in British politics for decades.