Theresa May speech LIVE: How to watch May's Brexit speech outside Downing Street TONIGHT

The Prime Minister will make a statement in Downing Street this evening after a series of meetings with opposition party leaders in Parliament. According to Sky News the speech will take place at 8.15pm. This follows European Council president Donald Tusk’s response to Mrs May’s request to extend Article 50 until the end of June.

How to watch Mrs May’s speech

The speech will be broadcast live on Sky News, with the channel reporting it will begin at 8.15pm.

Downing Street declined to comment on whether the PM would be making a statement, but Irish premier Leo Vardakar let it slip earlier today.

Speaking in Dublin, he said: "I understand that she's going to speak to the country tonight and there's an emergency debate in parliament tonight as well.

"That will be an opportunity for her to set out her plan, her timeline, as to how an extension would work.

"We always said we'd be open to an extension if there was a purpose to it and I think it's important that we hear from her first and we'll respond as 27, as the European Union, in the next couple of days."

The leaders of the Labour Party, SNP, Liberal Democrats, Green Party, Plaid Cymru and the Independent Group are understood to have been invited to meetings with Mrs May tonight.

Mr Tusk told a press conference in Brussels: "In the light of the consultations that I have conducted over the past days, I believe that a short extension would be possible.

"But it would be conditional on a positive vote on the Withdrawal Agreement in the House of Commons.

"The question remains open as to the duration of such an extension."

Mr Tusk suggested that it should be possible for leaders of the remaining EU 27 to approve his plan at a summit in the Belgian capital which begins on Thursday.

He said that while he did not foresee the need for another "extraordinary" summit next week, he would not hesitate to call one if necessary.

Mr Tusk said: "If the leaders approve my recommendations and there is a positive vote in the House of Commons next week, we can finalise and formalise the decision on extension in the written procedure."

"However, if there is such a need, I will not hesitate to invite the members of the European Council for a meeting to Brussels next week."

Mr Tusk added: "Even if the hope for final success may seem frail, even illusory, and although Brexit fatigue is increasingly visible and justified, we cannot give up seeking until the very last moment a positive solution - of course without opening up the Withdrawal Agreement.

"We have reacted with patience and goodwill to numerous turns of events and I am confident that also now we will not lack the same patience and goodwill at this most critical point in this process."

Earlier, during a stormy session of Prime Minister's Questions, Mrs May sparked speculation that she may step down if either MPs or Europe demand a longer extension to the Article 50 negotiation process.

She stated: "As Prime Minister, I am not prepared to delay Brexit any further than June 30."

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