The British Prime Minister Theresa May has said the UK will need a further extension to the Brexit process.
The country was set to leave the European Union on April 12th - its second deadline in as many months.
Mrs May made the statement following a mammoth seven hours of cabinet meetings at Downing Street.
She said the extension to Article 50, which triggered the Brexit process, will be "as short as possible".
"I know there are some who are so fed up with delay and endless arguments, that they would like to leave with no deal next week.
"I've always been clear that we could make a success of no deal in the long-term, but leaving with a deal is the best solution.
"So we will need a further extension to Article 50 - one which is as short as possible and which ends when we pass a deal.
"And we need to be clear what such an extension is for, to ensure we leave in a timely and orderly way.
"This debate, this division cannot drag on much longer".
She also said she will meet with British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn "to try to agree a plan that we would both stick to to ensure we leave the European Union and that we do so with a deal".
She added that any plan "would have to agree the current withdrawal agreement".
She also said if they cannot agree on a single approach, they could put a number of options to the House of Commons "to determine which course to peruse".
"Crucially, the government stands ready to abide by the decision of the house - but to make this process work, the opposition would need to agree to this too."
Outlining a timetable, she said any bill on the withdrawal agreement would need to be passed before May 22nd - so the UK does not have to take part in European Parliament elections.
At the moment, Britain is due to leave the EU on April 12th - the original exit date of March 29th was pushed back as Mrs May struggled to get a deal through her parliament.
Reacting, European Council President Donald Tusk called for patience - tweeting: "Even if, after today, we don’t know what the end result will be, let us be patient"
Even if, after today, we don’t know what the end result will be, let us be patient. #Brexit
— Charles Michel (@eucopresident) April 2, 2019
Earlier, the European Parliament’s Brexit coordinator Michel Barnier warned that votes in the House of Commons on Monday night made a hard Brexit “nearly inevitable.”
British MPs rejected all four Brexit options put to them in a second round of “indicative votes” aimed at finding a way forward that can command a parliamentary majority.
An option for the UK to remain in a customs union with the EU came closest to passing – but was rejected by three votes.
MPs also rejected revoking Article 50, a general election and a second referendum.
Mrs May is set to meet other EU leaders at a European Council meeting next Wednesday.