The London Mayor and arch-Remainer made the astonishing remark talking to BBC host John Pienaar. Mr Khan blasted unequivocally: “Let’s stop the clock, let’s revoke Article 50.” Continuing, he expressed his sense of hopelessness surrounding the outcome of cross-party talks between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn.
He explained: “Theresa May has been negotiating with the EU and her party and cabinet for a 1000 days.
“The idea that in just two or three days there’ll be a resolution between the Tory and Labour leadership is just not realistic.
“In those circumstances, I think we should stop the clock.
“We don’t want to inadvertently leave the EU without any deal whatever or a bad deal.
“So let’s stop the clock, let’s revoke Article 50.
“The reality is we’ve got this clock running down and this artificial date that has been imposed upon us because of the servicing of Article 50.
“The thing to do is withdraw that so the pressure’s taken off.
“Cool, calm heads can reach a resolution.
“That could be some sort of deal, and the deal that secures the most votes in parliament should be one of the options put to the British public. With the option also of remaining in the EU.”
Meanwhile, Jacob Rees-Mogg blamed Theresa May for the UK’s failure to have left the EU already.
He told Sky News: “The Prime Minister could have taken us out on March 29. It was the Prime Minister who asked for an extension, it was the Prime Minister who changed the date by prerogative power from March 29 to April 12.
“This all rests with her and upon her shoulders. The Prime Minister Mrs May has made active choices to stop us leaving and she deserves to be held to account for that.
“People ought to know the truth of the position, rather than trying to blame everybody else, blaming recalcitrant MPs and other Conservatives.
“If the Prime Minister had done what she said in the first place and had stuck to the law, as set out in two Acts, we would have left the European Union by now.”