Brexit talks between Labour and the government to find a deal over the deadlock are to continue on Monday, both parties are facing growing pressure ahead of the European elections.
Theresa May’s party fear the 23 May poll could result in an electoral mauling for the prime minister as she has not delivered the Brexit that the UK voted for in 2016.
Latest European Parliament voting intention (23-26 April)
Brexit Party – 28%
Lab – 22%
Con – 13%
Green – 10%
Change UK – 10%
Lib Dem – 7%
UKIP – 5%
Other – 6%https://t.co/mH1jYT91dG pic.twitter.com/m9TfNpx5iQ
— YouGov (@YouGov) April 28, 2019
The contest is forcing Labour to clarify their position over a second referendum.
On Sunday speaking on Sky News’ Sophy Ridge on Sunday, Rebecca Long-Bailey, shadow business secretary also hit out at the Conservatives, saying Labour has not been stalling, and “we’re certainly not dragging our heels.”
Talks will resume on Monday afternoon and Long-Bailey said, “I think the discussions so far have been productive, they’ve gone into a lot of detail, there seems to be a willingness on both sides to move towards some form of consensus.”
The Conservative Party are wanting to avoid the 23 May election as opinion polls are suggesting May’s party lies in a distant third behind Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party and Labour.