Three senior UK ministers have issued a warning to Theresa May that Britain's departure from the European Union should be delayed if there is no breakthrough on her deal in the next few days.
"If there is no breakthrough in the coming week, the balance of opinion in Parliament is clear – that it would be better to seek to extend the 50th article and delay our departure date rather than crash out of the European Union March 29, "the trio wrote in the article published Saturday.
They added that if a parliamentary compromise is not found soon, there will be no enough time to agree a deal and pass legislation before the March 29, the date when Britain is set to exit from the bloc.
In their article, the Conservative ministers warned that economic, national security and peace in Northern Ireland would be compromised in the case of a no-deal Brexit, and added that the scenario would risk infiltrating nationalist sentiment in Scotland.  "Far from Brexit resulting in a newly independent United Kingdom, stepping boldly into the wider world, crashing out on March 29 would see us poorer, less secure and potentially splitting up," they write.
Rudd, Clark and Gauke also cautioned members of the European Research Group (ERG), a parliamentary alliance whose members advocate for no-deal Brexit and have previously voted down on the May deal, that their lack of cooperation would be responsible for delaying the Brexit process.
"It's time that many of our Conservative Parliamentary colleagues in the ERG recognized that Parliament will stop a catastrophic No Deal Brexit on March 29. If that happens, they will have no one to blame but themselves for delaying Brexit," they wrote
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, has repeatedly rejected the extension of Article 50 – the legal process under which EU Member State can leave – and refused to rule out the deal deal Brexit.
The UK Parliament is due to debate the divorce again on Wednesday when May is expected to update the lawmakers on any progress made in talks with European counterparts on the divisive issue of the Northern Irish Backstop.
This weekend she will meet with the European Council President Donald Tusk is the margin of the EU-League of Arab States Summit in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.