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Brexit Talks Between UK Government And Labour Collapse

Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

11:47 AM - 17 May 2019



Brexit talks between the UK Government and Labour have collapsed after six weeks.

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has written to Theresa May saying the discussions have "gone as far as they can."

Talks had been focused on trying to find a compromise to get the withdrawal agreement through parliament.

Mr Corbyn said the talks had taken place "in good faith on both sides", but claimed "important policy gaps" remained.

In his letter, he said: "The increasing weakness and instability of your government means there cannot be confidence in securing whatever might be agreed between us.

"As you have been setting out your decision to stand down and Cabinet ministers are competing to succeed you, the position of the government has become ever more unstable and its authority eroded."

It was hoped a deal could be reached before Mrs May sets out a timetable for her own departure next month.

Boris Johnson has already he said he wants the top job.

The British government is to make one more attempt to get the withdrawal deal through the House of Commons during the week beginning June 3rd.

Labour says they won't back it unless there are "significant changes".

Main image: File photo of Jeremy Corbyn. Picture by: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/PA Images


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