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UK: Corbyn welcomes May's 'willingness to compromise' to resolve Brexit deadlock03:04

UK: Corbyn welcomes May's 'willingness to compromise' to resolve Brexit deadlock

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April 3, 2019 at 13:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said he "welcomes" UK Prime Minister Theresa May's "willingness to compromise to resolve the Brexit deadlock." He spoke during a heated Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) in the House of Commons in London on Wednesday, following May's decision to open Brexit talks with Labour.

Corbyn said, "I welcome the prime minister's offer of talks following the meetings that I've held with members across this House, and I look forward to meeting her later today. And I welcome her willingness to compromise to resolve the Brexit deadlock."

Leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) at Westminster, Ian Blackford, stressed that the SNP has "sought compromise" even though they support a people's vote.

Blackford asked the prime minister, "why has she restricted herself to inviting the leader of the opposition? Why has she not invited the Scottish government and the Welsh government into formal talks? Why is it that Scotland's voices are being ignored by this prime minister and this government?"

May answered that she is "always happy" to meet party leaders across the House of Commons. However, she noted that both Corbyn and herself "want to ensure that we leave the European Union with a deal" while the SNP leader at Westminster "has the policy of revoking Article 50," which she said "means not leaving the European Union at all."

Blackford then called on May to "engage in formal talks" with the SNP, the Scottish government and other opposition parties, stressing that "Scotland will not accept a Tory or Labour Brexit. Scotland voted to remain in the European Union, and we simply will not be dragged out against our will.

On Monday, during a second round of indicative voting, the House of Commons again rejected all proposed alternatives to May’s Brexit deal with the EU. If no deal is passed and if no further extension is agreed, the UK is now set to crash out of the EU on April 12. However, if Parliament were to vote again and pass May's deal before April 12, the exit date would shift to May 22.

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Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said he "welcomes" UK Prime Minister Theresa May's "willingness to compromise to resolve the Brexit deadlock." He spoke during a heated Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) in the House of Commons in London on Wednesday, following May's decision to open Brexit talks with Labour.

Corbyn said, "I welcome the prime minister's offer of talks following the meetings that I've held with members across this House, and I look forward to meeting her later today. And I welcome her willingness to compromise to resolve the Brexit deadlock."

Leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) at Westminster, Ian Blackford, stressed that the SNP has "sought compromise" even though they support a people's vote.

Blackford asked the prime minister, "why has she restricted herself to inviting the leader of the opposition? Why has she not invited the Scottish government and the Welsh government into formal talks? Why is it that Scotland's voices are being ignored by this prime minister and this government?"

May answered that she is "always happy" to meet party leaders across the House of Commons. However, she noted that both Corbyn and herself "want to ensure that we leave the European Union with a deal" while the SNP leader at Westminster "has the policy of revoking Article 50," which she said "means not leaving the European Union at all."

Blackford then called on May to "engage in formal talks" with the SNP, the Scottish government and other opposition parties, stressing that "Scotland will not accept a Tory or Labour Brexit. Scotland voted to remain in the European Union, and we simply will not be dragged out against our will.

On Monday, during a second round of indicative voting, the House of Commons again rejected all proposed alternatives to May’s Brexit deal with the EU. If no deal is passed and if no further extension is agreed, the UK is now set to crash out of the EU on April 12. However, if Parliament were to vote again and pass May's deal before April 12, the exit date would shift to May 22.

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