Greater Manchester Mayor: postpone Brexit instead of 'crashing out with No Deal'

Andy Burnham says postponing Brexit would be preferable to a no deal exit from the EU. Credit: Kirsty O'Connor/PA

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has warned that a no-deal Brexit would be "disastrous" for the North West of England.

Andy Burnham is due to speak in Westminster today, calling on the government to extend the March 2019 negotiation deadline, if no detailed agreement is reached with the EU.

Mr Burnham says the last resort of a second referendum would be better than crashing out without terms being agreed: