Labour MPs raise pressure on leadership over cross-party Brexit talks

Labour MPs raise pressure on leadership over cross-party Brexit talks

Labour MPs raise pressure on leadership over cross-party Brexit talks

"Meanwhile, we still see an orderly Brexit as the most likely outcome, but the slow progress in Tory-Labour talks is concerning". Farage's new party could win 20pc of the vote share and 49 seats, nudging ahead of the Conservatives on 19pc and Labour on 27pc.

Cross-party Brexit talks were believed to be close to collapse last night after Downing Street firmly rejected demands for any compromise deal to include a referendum that could keep the United Kingdom in the EU.

It also comes after Labour deputy leader Tom Watson said his was the party of "Remain and reform", while Brexit spokesman Sir Keir Starmer said any deal should be subject to a second referendum. "There will be a substantive Cabinet discussion on wherever we have got to", a senior government source said.

The prospect of a 2019 general election will probably diminish even further, as neither the Conservatives or Labour will fancy giving Farage a shot a re-arranging the House of Commons if his party has just won the most seats in the Euros.

A postponement of Brexit, Britain's departure from the EU for further negotiations has left it having to hold elections on May 23 for the European Parliament, and the result is likely to mark another stage in the erosion of the country's traditional two-party political system. The collapse in support is piling pressure on May to set a date to step down.

Attempts to find a cross-party compromise began after Theresa May's Brexit deal was rejected three times by MPs.

The source stressed that both sides in the cross-party talks agreed that no Parliament can bind a future government and pointed out that most European Union trade deals have a six to 12 month exit clause.

"Talks this evening between the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition were both useful and constructive".

BBC political correspondent Iain Watson said Labour negotiators were also concerned that any agreement reached with Mrs.

The UK was due to leave the European Union on March 29, but the deadline has now been pushed to October 31.

Labour is continuing to campaign in Ipswich - although without the intensity it was showing in the run-up to this month's local government elections.

After a marathon Cabinet meeting earlier on Tuesday, ministers agreed to continue the cross-party efforts to break the impasse but stressed it was "imperative" for a Brexit deal to get through Parliament by the summer recess.

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