Defiant Theresa May wants new votes on Brexit deal before European Union poll

Defiant Theresa May wants new votes on Brexit deal before European Union poll

Pressure on both sides to make progress was heightened by their poor performance in last week's local elections, which both Conservative and Labour leaderships interpreted as a message from voters to get on with delivering Brexit.

Theresa May is to confront MPs with votes on her Brexit deal before the European parliament elections as she fends off calls for her to quit before the summer recess.

He said he no longer trusts Mrs May, following the reports that she was prepared to give ground in three areas: customs, goods alignment and workers' rights.

In addition, Prime Minister Theresa May will meet backbench representatives who are reportedly keen to know when she will step down.

Nearly three years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, the date and terms of Brexit remain uncertain.

Mr Lidington added: "We very much hoped that we would be able to get our exit sorted and have the treaty concluded so that those elections did not have to take place".

No. 10, however, said that it was working on a new deadline to break the Brexit deadlock, which implies that May is required to hold her office for up to four more months, the media outlet reported.

"And then, whoever is leader of the Conservative Party can then lay out their stall as to the next instalment of negotiations".


Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative government had been desperate to avoid United Kingdom participation in polls for United Kingdom seats in the 751-seat European Union legislature.

Current Conservative party rules also state that she can not be forced out of office until December this year.

However, he said that he did not believe a permanent customs union with the EU - supported by Labour - offered a "sustainable, long-term solution" to the current impasse.

Fellow Tory MP Antoinette Sandbach, who is opposed to Brexit, accused her fellow executive committee members of "unseemly bullying" of the PM.

The full-frontal assault at Prime Minister's Questions came as pressure increased on Mrs May to name a date for her departure, while cross-party Brexit talks with Labour dragged on without a conclusion. "The [1922] committee has to sit again now, urgently, and decide that either the prime minister sets the immediate date for departure or, I'm afraid, [we] must do it for her.

So those will now go ahead", David Lidington, minister for the Cabinet Office, told reporters.

In exchange, Brussels insisted that London must hold elections to the European Parliament in May, or leave the bloc on 1 June without a deal.

As far as I can see, the elections are running, they cannot be stopped and once we're represented in the European Union the only problem the Remain establishment has is how to con us into believing that more extensions to the Article 50 process are needed, before springing the Remain trap shut.

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