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WorldUK's May tweaks Brexit deal in last-ditch bid to win support

17:06  21 may  2019
17:06  21 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The British government is discussing how to tweak its proposed European Union divorce terms in a last - ditch attempt to get Parliament' s backing for Prime The Cabinet is meeting today to work out details of what Prime Minister May has called a bold offer to win support for her Brexit agreement.

how to tweak its proposed European Union divorce terms in a last - ditch attempt to get Parliament' s backing for Prime Minister Theresa May ' s deal with the bloc. The Cabinet is meeting Tuesday to work out details of what May has called a "bold offer" to win support for her Brexit agreement.

UK's May tweaks Brexit deal in last-ditch bid to win support© The Associated Press Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May with her husband Philip leave after a church service near her Maidenhead constituency, England, Sunday May 19, 2019. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May secured backing from her Cabinet Tuesday for tweaks to her proposed European Union divorce terms that she hopes can finally get Parliament's approval for her thrice-rejected Brexit deal.

The Cabinet met for three hours to work out details of what May has called a "bold offer" to win support for her Brexit agreement.

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The British government is discussing how to tweak its proposed European Union divorce terms in a last - ditch attempt to get Parliament' s backing for Prime Minister Theresa May ' s deal with the bloc.The Cabinet is meeting Tuesday to work out details of what May has called a

The divorce deal has been rejected three times by Parliament. May says she will try again in early June by asking lawmakers to vote on a withdrawal agreement bill Labour foreign affairs spokeswoman, Emily Thornberry, said the attempt was doomed and was May ’ s “own political version of the last rites.”

May was due to give details of what's being billed as her "new deal" in a speech later Tuesday.

But it's unlikely changes agreed by the government — whose members are divided over the terms of Britain's EU departure — will be sweeping enough to change lawmakers' minds on a divorce deal that has been resoundingly rejected by both pro-EU and pro-Brexit lawmakers.

Britain was due to leave the EU on March 29, but the bloc extended the deadline until Oct. 31 amid the political impasse. Talks on securing a compromise between May's Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party broke down last week.

May says she will try again in early June by asking lawmakers to vote on a withdrawal agreement bill implementing the departure terms.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May secured backing from her Cabinet Tuesday for tweaks to her proposed European Union divorce terms that she hopes can finally Jill Lawless The Associated Press Published Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:28AM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, May 21, 2019 9:51AM EDT.

Support The Guardian. Support our journalism with a year-end gift. “What if we found ourselves in a situation where parliament tried to take the UK out of the EU in opposition to a remain vote? “There are some in Westminster who would wish to delay or even stop Brexit and who will use every device

The bill is likely to include promises on issues such as workers' rights and environmental protections that are priorities for the left-of-center Labour Party.

But Labour foreign affairs spokeswoman Emily Thornberry said "we're going to vote against it" unless it is "radically different."

Thornberry said the latest attempt to pass the Brexit deal was doomed and was May's "own political version of the last rites."

May has said that after Parliament votes on the bill she will set out a timetable for her departure as Conservative leader and prime minister. Pro-Brexit Conservatives blame May for the political deadlock and want to replace her with a staunch Brexit supporter such as Boris Johnson, a former foreign secretary.

In a sign of the splits within the government over Britain's departure from the EU, Treasury chief Phillip Hammond cautioned against trying to leave the bloc without an agreement on trade and other terms.

Hammond planned to tell a business dinner that politicians "on the populist right" are trying to redefine Brexit to mean a no-deal departure.

In extracts released in advance, Hammond said that "to advocate for 'no deal' is to hijack the result of the referendum, and in doing so, knowingly to inflict damage on our economy and our living standards."

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