Theresa May will not be asking the EU for a long delay when she formally requests that Brexit is postponed.
Number 10 said the PM shared the public’s “frustration” at Parliament’s “failure to take a decision”.
EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has said the EU will not grant a delay without a “concrete plan” from the UK about what they would do with it.
Under current law, the UK will leave the EU – with or without a deal – in nine days.
Any delay will have to be agreed by all 27 EU member states and Mrs May is heading to Brussels on Thursday to discuss the options with fellow leaders.
It comes after MPs rejected the withdrawal deal Mrs May has negotiated with the EU for