Theresa May urges Jeremy Corbyn to do a Brexit deal

Theresa May has called for Jeremy Corbyn to “put their differences aside” and agree a Brexit deal.

The UK was supposed to leave the EU on 29 March – but the deadline was delayed until 31 October, after MPs rejected Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement three times.

Mrs May is now seeking Labour support to get an agreement through Parliament.

Writing in the Mail on Sunday , she said they should “listen to what voters” said in Thursday’s local elections.

According to the Sunday Times , Mrs May will comprise on three areas: customs, goods alignment and workers’ rights.

The paper says she could put forward plans for a comprehensive, but temporary, customs arrangement with the EU that would last until the next general election.

The BBC’s political correspondent Chris Mason said reaching a deal was “fraught with risk” for both Mrs May and Mr Corbyn.

“A deal on a customs union would be deeply divisive for the Conservatives,” he said. “Accepting there’d be no new referendum would split Labour.”

Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of the 1922 committee of Tory backbenchers, told the Telegraph that staying in a customs union could lead to a “catastrophic split” in the Conservative Party.

Source: BBC News

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