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Tory talks with Labour appear on brink of collapse

by LLB Politics Reporter
17th May 19 8:44 am

Cross party talks aimed at breaking the Brexit deadlock appear to be on the brink of collapse.

Labour are frustrated with the lack of progress over the talks, and Theresa May receiving support from Labour for her Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) has faded.

Negotiations have been on going for the last six weeks, with no breakthrough in sight.

Jeremy Corbyn said he has found it hard to deal with a government in “disarray” he warned “the time limit is very soon.”

But Downing Street insisted on Thursday evening the cross party talks remain alive.

Hilary Benn, Labours chairman of the Brexit Select Committee said there is little point in continuing the talks if they are going nowhere.

He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, “It doesn’t come as a great surprise to me because over the six weeks they’ve been going it doesn’t appear that much progress has been made.

“If there’s not going to be any progress then there wouldn’t be much point in carrying on.”

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