Labour-Tory Brexit talks end without deal


Talks between Labour and the government aimed at breaking the Brexit impasse have ended without an agreement.

Jeremy Corbyn blamed what he called the government’s “increasing weakness and instability”, saying the discussions had “gone as far as they can”.

No 10 said progress had been made in some areas, but the talks, which began six weeks ago, had been “challenging”.

Theresa May will try once again to win the support of MPs in the week beginning 3 June, when the Commons votes for the first time on the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill – the legislation needed to implement her deal with the EU.

Brexit had been due to take place on 29 March – but after MPs voted down the deal Mrs May had negotiated with the bloc three times, the EU gave the UK an extension until 31 October.

This prompted negotiations between the Tories and Labour to see if the parties could come to a Brexit agreement, despite differences over issues including membership of a customs union and a further referendum.


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