Brexit: Theresa May meets Sir Graham Brady amid calls to resign

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The announcement means a cross-party compromise on Brexit in talks between Labour and the Conservatives is now unlikely before voters go to the polls.

The Telegraph reported that May had discussions with officials and ministers about holding a referendum that would give voters the choice between leaving the European Union with a deal, leaving without a deal, or not leaving at all.

She has said that if talks with Labour fail, parliament will be asked to vote on series of options on how to break the impasse, but those options have not been decided yet.

Speaking at the Cabinet Office in Whitehall, he said that, after its Withdrawal Agreement was rejected three times by MPs, the Government was trying to find "a way forward that has maximum possible support amongst politicians of all political parties".

As talks between the Government and Labour over a Brexit deal resume on Tuesday, there is growing Tory pressure for Mrs May to quit.




European Parliament elections will go ahead in the United Kingdom on May 23, after the British government determined that there is not enough time left to complete the ratification of Brexit before that date, Cabinet Office minister David Lidington has said.

Brexiteer Nigel Farage will seek a place at the Brexit negotiating table if his nascent political party comes out top in the European elections. "We now wish to see the withdrawal agreement introduced, and ratified by parliament, as soon as possible and ideally before MEPs take their seats". Labour could seize the chance to nail down a Brexit which meets their key demands, exploiting the Government's new weakness, as it appears ready to compromise anything and everything just to get Brexit "over the line".

"She needs to be given a date".

What's encouraging, however, is that both the ruling party and the opposition are keen to make progress and work towards a Brexit deal.

Quits of her own accord: The BBC's Norman Smith says there is no way the PM will "walk away" right now, but this could change in the aftermath of a "catastrophic" result in European elections.

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