Lidington says Brexit talks with Labour to continue, will not last months

16 April, 2019, 06:29 | Author: Emmett Rice
  • Second Brexit referendum vote could happen, says Hammond

"The finance minister said the government, which is engaging in talks with the opposition Labour party to try and agree changes to Theresa May's Brexit deal that would be acceptable to both sides, was opposed to a 'people's vote".

Britain's Minister for the Cabinet Office David Lidington is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, April 1, 2019.

Hunt said a continuation of the Brexit paralysis would be damaging to Britain's worldwide standing, adding that Japan was anxious the United Kingdom would become "submerged in the mire of Brexit indecision".

May, 62, took power in the aftermath of Britain's surprise 2016 vote to leave the European Union and has seen her government paralyzed by divisions over Brexit and unable to enact an ambitious reform agenda to tackle social injustice.

If no deal with Labour can be reached, the government is proposing to put different options to parliament to find a workable plan.

The Observer newspaper in London reported Sunday that the latest Opinium poll suggested the Conservatives have dropped six points over the past fortnight, giving Labour a seven-point lead.

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Farage, a current Member of the European Parliament and former leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), was one of the leading lights of the campaign for the UK to leave the European Union before the divisive referendum.

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He warned the talks could not be allowed to drag out for months, but showed little indication the government may drop its requirement that future EU ties cannot involve a customs union.

Britain is now due to participate in elections for the European Parliament.

The ERG Chairman said he thought that it was "noticeable" of how much appeal Boris Johnson has with voters beyond the Conservative Party and eurosceptics. The support is the lowest May's party has scored since the European elections in May 2014, according to the pollster.

"What we have agreed is a programme of meetings next week on particular subjects with the ministers and shadow ministers concerned getting together", he told the BBC.



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