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British PM eyes final Brexit battle in June

British PM eyes final Brexit battle in June

She urged MPs to give serious consideration to Theresa May's deal when it is brought back to Parliament in the first week of June.

As positions harden in parliament, with many wanting to either leave the European Union without a deal or to stop Brexit altogether, May has turned to the opposition Labour Party, led by veteran socialist Jeremy Corbyn, to negotiate a way out of the impasse.

Defeat would also deal a heavy blow to the Prime Minister's already fragile authority and, although the WAB vote would not be a formal confidence motion, Number 10 sources acknowledged its significance "won't be underestimated".

Jo Johnson, the younger brother of Boris, who resigned as foreign secretary over Brexit in July, set the ball rolling last week after he resigned as transport minister over what he called Theresa May's "delusional" Brexit plans.

May's divided Conservative party said her deal was as dead as her crisis-riven three-year premiership.

Another called for the United Kingdom to exit the European Union with no deal saying: "It was all a waste of time, the indicative votes and cross-party talks when the Prime Minister knows we want to leave the European Union with "no deal" on WTO terms".

Just 21% of Labour voters in 2017 thought Labour had clear Brexit policy, while 26% of Conservative voters said the same of the Tories.

Her chances of victory look slim as Tory Eurosceptics and the DUP restated their opposition to her withdrawal agreement with Brussels, and Labour insisted no deal is in sight with the government.

Labour is struggling to maintain its finely balanced position on Brexit, promising to both deliver on the referendum but also to keep Britain close to the EU.

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He also handed over £1.7m to the largely Conservative-backed Vote Leave campaign during the 2016 European Union referendum. Guy Verhofstadt has said he does not "know" if Brexit will go ahead.

The exact timing is yet to be confirmed as Mrs May is committed during the first week of June to meet Donald Trump on his state visit to Britain and to attend events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

"I think the House will have to then address a much more fundamental question between whether it will pursue. a no-deal option or whether it will revoke" the entire Brexit process, Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay told the Lords EU Committee.

Before her deal was defeated the last time, 344-286 on March 29, Ms.

"No leader can bind his or her successor so the deal would likely be at best temporary, at worst illusory", said the letter.

"The factual position is if MEPs are elected and (the British) parliament has not approved a withdrawal agreement bill which has achieved royal assent by June 30, they will take their seats", May's spokesman said. It would be followed by negotiations on a new trade deal with the EU.

Corbyn "set out the shadow cabinet's concerns about the prime minister's ability to deliver on any compromise agreement", a spokesperson said. It will still contain the "backstop" to prevent a hard border in Northern Ireland, and Labour's demands for a permanent customs union will be ignored.

"And I think the lesson of the local elections is that the downside for Labour is as big as the downside for us".

All recent polling points to victory for Nigel Farage's Brexit Party which has eaten into support for the Conservatives and his former party UKIP.


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