The prime minister is essentially asking for more time to get something to show for her promise of changes to the controversial backstop.
A cross-party group of MPs has said that if there is no deal by 26 February, they will attempt to force the government to reach a decision on Brexit, and whether the United Kingdom is leaving without a deal, by mid-March. Nothing to see here.
Barnier did say that his talks with Barclay had been constructive and that they will continue, but the reopening of Withdrawal Agreement talks are off the table.
"We now all need to hold our nerve to get the changes this House requires and deliver Brexit on time", Mrs May told the Commons. "You have got to recognize this could go quite badly". Feel like this might all have happened before?
May opened her letter, which can be read here, by welcoming Corbyn's support for a deal.
Blair warned Sunday that a no-deal Brexit would inevitably lead to a so-called hard border being reintroduced on the island of Ireland with "potentially devastating" consequences for the peace process in Northern Ireland.
She might, for example, get away with some sort of firm European Union assurance on the backstop that does not in fact remove it.
"When the Prime Minister returns to Parliament with her deal, Scottish Labour MPs must stand up for Scotland's economic and social interests, and reject the Prime Minister's deal and Jeremy Corbyn's plan to throw his support behind it". British lenders and their Wall Street rivals are pushing widely different views on what post-Brexit relations with the European Union should look like.
Fair enough. What's an attempted coup in the grand scheme of things?
With just over six weeks before Britain's scheduled exit day on March 29, the move is meant to reassure members from across the House of Commons who are concerned that May is deliberately running down the clock and risking a potentially disastrous no-deal divorce.
May's deal was resoundingly rejected in December over concerns around the backstop, which MPs pointed out the United Kingdom can not exit of its own accord.
Mrs May is due to make a statement to MPs - a day earlier than had been expected - ahead of a debate on Thursday on the next steps for Brexit.
This is despite Mr Corbyn repeatedly saying there should be a general election if Mrs May can not get a deal through Parliament.
Let's hope the prime minister isn't a gambling woman. Can the Prime Minister confirm that?
Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn of the Labour Party accused her of running down the clock with sham negotiations to pressure Parliament into backing her deal.
May's other tactic seems to be to keep her opponents talking.
She said it was possible to pass bills "quite quickly" with "goodwill" from the Commons and Lords, but added: "It's just not possible to say how quickly it could be done, but obviously it depends on the way in which there is adequate debate on the meaningful vote and that's what the Prime Minister is determined to do".
"I do not take the responsibility lightly and my government will continue its work to increase our prosperity, guarantee our safety and to strengthen our union".
"We can honour the result of the referendum".
He said Scotland voted to remain and that the "nation must not be dragged out" against its will. And will she set them out before this House and ask for its approval of them?
Short answer: not really.
We also learned from the Leader of the House that any changes to the backstop won't be written into the legally-binding Withdrawal Agreement.