May resumes Brexit talks with opposition amid Conservative party revolt

Clay Curtis
April 26, 2019

Taking a swipe at her pro-Leave brother, she said she did not want to see Brexit "rubbing out my children's prospects and chance of living and travelling and working in Europe".

Brady said the committee would ask May for "a clear roadmap" for her departure if a Brexit deal is not approved.

"We have sought clarity on the timetable and the schedule of her departure", he said. But with little sign of progress in ongoing negotiations with Labour, it is unclear when the government may feel it can test the support of parliament again by tabling the withdrawal agreement implementation bill (WAB). "We are seeking similar clarity should that not be the case".

An attempt by Tory Party MPs to change rules to execute an early exit forembattled British Prime Minister Theresa May has flopped.

A string of polls have shown the Brexit Party is likely to come top in the European Parliament elections which will take place on May 23 if the United Kingdom is still in the EU by then.

She added: "In general it has been a pretty sad day".

Originally, Britain was supposed to leave the European Union on March 29, a deadline that slipped first to April 12 and now to October 31.

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"I'm optimistic that we will find common ground", Hammond told Reuters in a pooled interview on the sidelines of a summit on China's Belt and Road initiative in Beijing.

Continued talks on Thursday were expected to cover environmental issues.

The government has suggested that there's a compromise to be made in future customs arrangements.

Under the current rules, a leadership challenge can not be launched until a year has elapsed since the last one.

Amid a growing sense of political paralysis at Westminster, Brexit-backing members of the executive of the powerful 1922 Committee were keen to change the rules that insulate the prime minister from a fresh leadership challenge until December.

"We have given this subject a very good airing and a very thorough debate, and we have reached our determination", he said.

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