Published: Mon, April 08, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

No Brexit breakthrough with May's government, Britain's Labour says

No Brexit breakthrough with May's government, Britain's Labour says

Her remarks came as MP Rebecca Long-Bailey, the shadow business minister, said Labour would "very, very strongly" consider voting to revoke Article 50 if the European Union refused an extension.

Johnson made a U-turn and voted for May's Brexit agreement on 29 March after twice voting against it, following the Prime Minister's pledge that she would resign and let someone else oversee the next stage of negotiations if the deal was passed.

A customs union would mean Britain agreeing with European Union countries to have the same import duties as each other so as to achieve low-tariff trade and reduce administrative barriers.

On Sunday, the UK PM Theresa May said there was a need for "compromise on both sides" if a deal was to be struck.

Opposition leader Corbyn also faces pressure as more than 80 of his lawmakers warned that another vote on Brexit must be a red line in Labour's talks with the government, The Independent newspaper said.

Johnson says in a tweet: "We should not agree to be non-voting members of the European Union, under the surrender proposed by Jeremy Corbyn - it can not, must not and will not happen".

Shami Chakrabarti, Labour's legal policy chief, was blunter.

Ms Long-Bailey told BBC's Andrew Marr Show: "The proposals we have seen from the Government so far and their direction of travel over the last two years have not been compliant with the definition of a customs union.".

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He created danger on the other side of the area a few minutes later but his effort was stopped by Strasbourg 'keeper Matz Sels. Lille maintained their grip on second spot despite being held to a 1-1 draw by Reims on Sunday afternoon.


"When you said you wanted to leave, did you want to leave like this?'"

May has opposed remaining in the EU's customs union saying it would mean that Britain could not secure free trade deals with other countries - a key plank to her Brexit strategy that saw her create a new government department for trade.

The Home Office has confirmed that some passports introduced after March 30 no longer include references to the EU.

The move infuriated pro-Brexit lawmakers in her Conservative Party, and three days of bargaining with the opposition didn't yield a compromise agreement.

European Council President Donald Tusk, however, is pushing for a delay of as long as a year to allow time to forge a new consensus - with an option to leave earlier once the withdrawal agreement is ratified by the British Parliament. Even the idea of "flextension" was not accepted by all.

Meanwhile, DUP ally and leading Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg called for the United Kingdom to be "the most hard member possible" in the European Union if it was "forced to remain in".

"When the multi-annual financial framework comes forward, if we're still in, this is our one in seven-year opportunity to veto the budget and to be really very hard".

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