Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party, were preparing to set their party loyalties to the side and try to devise a plan together, in a last-ditch effort to save Britain from a chaotic exit from the European Union.
The United Kingdom was supposed to leave the EU last Friday, but, nearly three years after Britons narrowly voted for Brexit in a referendum, it is still unclear how, when or even whether it will quit the bloc it joined in 1973.
As British PM Theresa May tries to salvage her deal and some lawmakers try to grab control of the process, thousands of Brexit supporters were due to protest in central London with a "Brexit Betrayal" march led by campaigner Nigel Farage which ends outside parliament.
Austin said he was appalled at the treatment of Jewish lawmakers who had taken a stand against anti-Semitism and that the "the party is tougher on the people complaining about anti-Semitism than it is on the anti-Semites."
The group of lawmakers, calling themselves "The Independent Group", included Chuka Umunna, who had at one point been seen as a future leadership candidate, and Luciana Berger, who has been outspoken about the party's approach to anti-Semitism.
Pledging to vote against Prime Minister Theresa May's deal next week, Corbyn said only a Labour government could secure an accord with the European Union that would re-unite Britain, a move that would, he acknowledged, most probably require an extension of the Brexit talks with Brussels.
Prime Minister Theresa May met Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn in a bid to avoids a potentially chaotic "no-deal" departure from the EU. May sought Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's support in a surprise last-minute move.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn arrived at the scene of Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. Britons also wrote wall messages in support of victims affected by the massive fire.