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UK risks never leaving EU ‘the longer this takes’ to agree Brexit

7th Apr 19 11:16 am

Theresa May said on Saturday evening the longer it takes to find a compromise over Brexit talks with Labour, “the greater the risk of the UK never leaving at all.”

So far May has failed to secure any backing for her deal in Parliament, also her negotiations with Brussel’s, and the DUP who props up May’s government has also voted against her.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has met with May to find a way forward to secure a majority for a Brexit deal. However, Corbyn said on Saturday he is waiting for the prime minister to remove her red lines.

Downing Street released May’s comments, she said, “The fact is that on Brexit there are areas where the two main parties agree: we both want to end free movement, we both want to leave with a good deal, and we both want to protect jobs.

“That is the basis for a compromise that can win a majority in Parliament and winning that majority is the only way to deliver Brexit.

“The longer this takes, the greater the risk of the UK never leaving at all.”

The Sunday Times reported, in order for May to win over Corbyn and his party, she has to enshrine in law, a customs agreement with the EU. May’s aides have discussed offering Corbyn a spot on Wednesday’s EU summit.

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