Published: Wed, April 24, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Tory grandee Ann Widdecombe to stand as Brexit Party candidate

Tory grandee Ann Widdecombe to stand as Brexit Party candidate

Originally, the United Kingdom was due to finalise its exit from the bloc on 29 March, but May's government failed to secure support for its withdrawal agreement before the deadline, prompting London to seek an extension to avoid a no-deal scenario.

The latest round of talks included the Cabinet Office minister David Lidington, the Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay, the shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and the shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer.

Interim leader Heidi Allen said Change UK was "the home of the Remain alliance".

Prime Minister Theresa May arrives with her husband Philip to attend an Easter Sunday church service near her Maidenhead constituency.

Downing Street accused Labour of dragging its feet in cross-party talks on Brexit as the prospect receded of the two sides finding common ground.

Prime Minister Theresa May at the Maidenhead Easter race in maidenhead [PA] She is ready to table the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, implementing her deal with Brussels, even though her proposals have been overwhelmingly rejected by the Commons three times.

However the Prime Minister's official spokesman said that while the discussions with Labour were "serious" they were proving "difficult" in some areas, and that progress was needed "urgently" to enable Britain to leave the European Union as soon as possible.

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But Mr Corbyn blamed the deadlock on Mrs May's refusal to soften her "red lines". "They can not keep on just regurgitating what has already been emphatically rejected three times by Parliament, there's got to be a change", Corbyn pointed out. WAB is the bill which ratifies the UK's Brexit agreement and its passage is essential for European Union withdrawal.

May launched talks with the opposition Labour Party shortly after the government's withdrawal agreement was rejected by the United Kingdom parliament for the third time in March.

But now the 71-year-old has confirmed she has joined Farage's new party to campaign and try to get Britain out of the EU.

The former minister has been a member of the Conservative party for 55 years, but has been put her retirement on hold to "campaign vigorously" for Farage's party in the upcoming European elections in May.

Mrs May has already sought to buy time, promising Tory MPs last month that she would go once she has delivered Brexit. "In remarks that betray the loss of obviously conservative figures away from the increasingly centrist Tory party, the former party leader said: "[Widdecombe is] incredibly popular among grassroots Conservatives and I also think she's pretty popular among the public...

She is now facing a mounting Tory rebellion over her leadership, after 70 associations signed a petition calling for her to go. "It's something that's got to be done, and the longer you leave it the worse it will be".

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