Labour has accused Theresa May of failing to offer any substantive changes to her Brexit deal in cross-party talks, as Downing Street’s hopes of a breakthrough in time to avoid taking part in European parliamentary elections waned. Brexit talks resumed on Tuesday between a team of ministers and shadow ministers. The government has been considering tabling the WAB as a way of breaking the Brexit deadlock, but Labour has rejected the idea. Without Labour support, the government is unlikely to risk bringing back the WAB, which parliament must pass in order to ratify May’s Brexit deal. Without the backing of Labour, the government appears unlikely to be able to shift the parliamentary arithmetic enough to assemble a majority.
Source: The Guardian April 23, 2019 19:41 UTC