Published: Mon, April 15, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Brexit talks with Labour more constructive than people think: UK's Hunt

Brexit talks with Labour more constructive than people think: UK's Hunt

Mrs Pelosi met the three MPs along with half a dozen other members of Congress before meeting Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader.

Referring to the recording, a Labour Party source said: "Before Jennie Formby became general secretary, we were alarmed that at times it seemed that former compliance unit staffers were targeting Jewish activists not in breach of rules, while obstructing action on clear-cut cases of anti-Semitism".

It would win 296 seats of the 650 parliamentary seats, against 259 for the Conservatives.

While The Brexit Party (15 per cent) and UKIP (14 per cent) take third and fourth places respectively after Labour and the Conservatives, the research firm noted that "neither [Tories nor Labour] are far enough ahead for comfort" of the anti-establishment Eurosceptics.

A poll by Opinium covered in the Observer said that support for Tories had fallen to 29 percent, down six percentage points compared to a fortnight ago.

He told Sky News the timetable for her departure should still stand despite her failure to pass a withdrawal agreement.


"I think what matters is that we have a cabinet that believes in Brexit, and we believe in Brexit, whichever way we voted in the referendum, because we're all democrats and we think that there are great opportunities for this country, whichever choice it makes", Hunt told BBC Radio 4's Today programme from Japan, where he met the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe.

Parliament could be forced to decide which Brexit option to go for if talks with the Labour party fall through, Theresa May's deputy has said.

"She's younger than I am but I am very influenced by her, therefore it's odd that we should be in different parties, to some extent uncomfortable for us both", he said.

Lidington said: "These are hard, delicate negotiations where we are testing out other people's ideas".

Last week the European Council extended Britain's membership of the bloc until October 31 to give more time for the British parliament to agree on a withdrawal deal.

The two parties have set up a series of working groups in key areas, such as environmental standards, security and workers' rights, to try and find common ground.

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