London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday said it was "impossible" for her to rule out a no-deal Brexit without stopping the process altogether, as she tries to come up with a strategy before exit day on March 29.
May was responding to a letter from opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn asking her to exclude crashing out of the EU as a precondition for talks about Brexit compromise proposals.
May said she was "disappointed" that Corbyn had not taken up her offer for a meeting to discuss a way forward after her divorce deal with the EU was rejected by parliament this week.
"My door remains open to a meeting without preconditions," she said, adding that she would be "happy to discuss" Corbyn's proposals which include a customs union with the EU.
But she added: "It is not within the government's power to rule out no deal".