EU leaders are expected to consider any extension requests by the UK at an emergency summit on April 10 [File: Vincent Kessler/Reuters]

European Council President Donald Tusk is proposing to make an offer of a 12-month “flexible” extension to the Brexit date, the BBC reported on Friday, citing a senior European Union source.

The plan would let the United Kingdom leave sooner if the British parliament ratifies a deal but will need to be agreed to by EU leaders next week at a summit, according to Britain’s state broadcaster.

Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May held talks with opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday to try and plot a way out of the crisis after her EU divorce deal was rejected three times by legislators, including from her Conservative party.

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