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UK: May makes case for resurrected deal as MPs tell her it's 'dead'05:50

UK: May makes case for resurrected deal as MPs tell her it's 'dead'

United Kingdom, London
May 22, 2019 at 15:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, told the House of Commons in London on Wednesday that her government will present a compromised version of her three-times rejected Brexit deal to MPs for consideration on Friday.

The under-fire PM said that "having listened to the opposition, to other party leaders, to the devolved administrations, to business leaders, trade unionists and others, we're now making a ten-point offer to members across the house."

Explaining the decision to include "a requirement to vote on whether to hold a second referendum," she said "I've made my own view clear on this many times; I am against a second referendum. We should be implementing the result of the first referendum, not asking the British people to vote in a second one."

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn immediately rejected the deal, saying "no Labour MP can vote for a deal on the promise of a Prime Minister who only has days left in her job." He said the PM's "ten-point plan is riddled with contradiction, and wishful thinking."

The opposition leader welcomed the proposal of a confirmatory vote, but warned that "nobody here will be fooled by what the Prime Minister is offering," because "if the government truly believes this is the best deal for the economy, and for jobs, they should not fear putting that to the people."

Scottish National Party leader Ian Blackford was clear when he offered the PM "some friendly advice; this deal is dead. Stop this charade and let's get on with putting the decision back to the people, once and for all."

The United Kingdom has until October 31 to find a deal which could garner support in the House of Commons and with the European Union, without which it risks crashing out of the bloc without a deal.

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The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, told the House of Commons in London on Wednesday that her government will present a compromised version of her three-times rejected Brexit deal to MPs for consideration on Friday.

The under-fire PM said that "having listened to the opposition, to other party leaders, to the devolved administrations, to business leaders, trade unionists and others, we're now making a ten-point offer to members across the house."

Explaining the decision to include "a requirement to vote on whether to hold a second referendum," she said "I've made my own view clear on this many times; I am against a second referendum. We should be implementing the result of the first referendum, not asking the British people to vote in a second one."

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn immediately rejected the deal, saying "no Labour MP can vote for a deal on the promise of a Prime Minister who only has days left in her job." He said the PM's "ten-point plan is riddled with contradiction, and wishful thinking."

The opposition leader welcomed the proposal of a confirmatory vote, but warned that "nobody here will be fooled by what the Prime Minister is offering," because "if the government truly believes this is the best deal for the economy, and for jobs, they should not fear putting that to the people."

Scottish National Party leader Ian Blackford was clear when he offered the PM "some friendly advice; this deal is dead. Stop this charade and let's get on with putting the decision back to the people, once and for all."

The United Kingdom has until October 31 to find a deal which could garner support in the House of Commons and with the European Union, without which it risks crashing out of the bloc without a deal.

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