School of Politics and International Relations

Brexit compromise talks collapse after six weeks

20 May 2019

Britain's Labour opposition pulled the plug Friday on six weeks of Brexit compromise talks with Prime Minister Theresa May, blaming her evaporating authority as her premiership nears its death throes. It is thought that May will trigger a leadership contest once the Withdrawal Agreement Bill either falls, as seems likely, or reaches completion.

Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London, said: "It's hard to see her surviving more than two or three weeks and the chances of her plan passing now must be close to zero."

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