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Mark Rutte, the PM of the Netherlands, said that the EU is ready to grant the Brexit short extension that PM May seeks if British Members of Parliament do their bit. He says that the problems are not due to May but others playing party politics.

Asked about what happens if Parliament rejects the deal for the third time, he only says that the EU will need to assess the situation.

EU leaders are meeting for a summit in Brussels to discuss Brexit and other topics. A decision may have to wait until the very last minute.

GBP/USD trades around 1.3130, slightly off the daily lows at 1.3105.