May holds out promise of new Brexit referendum

Boris Johnson is the clear front runner to succeed Mrs May

Boris Johnson is the clear front runner to succeed Mrs May

Britain's departure from the bloc was supposed to happen March 29, but the European Union has extended the deadline to October 31. Ms. Talks on securing a compromise between May's Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party broke down last week.

The EU will not renegotiate the Brexit withdrawal deal regardless of who the UK's next prime minister is, Ireland's foreign minister has warned.

Danny Blanchflower, who served on the Bank of England's monetary policy committee during the financial crisis, joined other leading left-leaning economists on an advisory group after Corbyn gained power.

But they threaten to only reinforce the resistance within Brexit-backing ranks of her own Conservative Party. "The EU refuses his central objective of removing the backstop from the Withdrawal Agreement".

The law, required to enact May's Brexit deal with Brussels, will include significant new aspects, he said, adding there had to be some change from the divorce deal that was rejected three times by parliament.

She plans to ask the House of Commons to vote in early June on a withdrawal agreement bill, in what she called a "last chance" to seal a Brexit deal.

A source in May's office said the bill would contain new features to reflect some lawmakers' concerns.

The delay also meant Britain will take part in next week's European Parliament elections.

May's hands have been tied, knowing that to make concessions to Labour would lead to fury in her divided party.

He said he believed Mrs May was a "decent person" trying to find a middle ground position, but had been thwarted by an "impossible" Conservative Party.

In extracts released in advance, Hammond said "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".

The Brexit impasse is unlikely to be broken soon.

Lawmakers have already voted against holding a second referendum in a series of votes on Brexit options, with May due to put her latest offer before Parliament in early June. I voted for this at meaningful vote one, two and three ... but I really am concerned about the proposed possibility of a second referendum.

"Whatever the outcome of any votes, I will not be simply asking MPs to think again".

Furthermore, the poll said the Brexit Party had overtaken the Conservatives in general election voting intentions too, with Labour leading on 29 per cent, Farage's party on 24 per cent and the Conservatives on 22 per cent.

There could be merit in that view because even if the withdrawal agreement does make it through parliament the Prime Minister will remain under pressure to honour her pledge to step down after the first stage of the exit process is complete.

Furthermore, The Brexit Party has just sprun from the political ether to claim 1st place in polls of voting intentions for the European Union parliament election and some general election polls even show it commanding more support than the governing Conservative Party.

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