British Prime Minister Theresa May sees little chance that her three-time Brexit Treaty, rejected by the House of Commons, will find a majority “in the near future.” It is now up to the opposition MEPs to help them find a compromise, May said on Saturday. Voters “expect politicians to work together when the national interest demands it,” she said.
Her conservative Tory party agrees with Labor on several points, said the head of government. For example, both wanted to get jobs and leave the EU with a good deal. This was the basis for a compromise that could reach a majority in Parliament.
This week, May approached the opposition Labor Party to seek a way out of Brexit deadlock and talk about alternatives. But after three days of talks, there is no agreement. Instead, Labor accused May’s conservative government of not moving. “I have not noticed any major changes in government attitudes,” said party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Saturday. “I’m waiting for the red lines to shift.”
“That would be the farewell letter for the conservative party.”
Labor advocates a softer Brexit with a close bond to the EU’s trade rules, as envisaged by the Customs Union. In addition, according to the will of the opposition party, the standards of environmental and employee protection customary in the confederation of states should continue to apply.
Britain should have left the EU originally on 29 March. The withdrawal date was postponed to April 12th. May has recently asked the EU to postpone until June 30, hoping to reach a compromise with Labor and get a deal through Parliament within weeks. But May’s request is not the least tricky, because the elections to the EU Parliament are pending at the end of May. Nevertheless, EU Council President Donald Tusk had even proposed a flexible Brexit extension of up to one year. Others, however, demand from London, first of all, a concrete plan for further action, before a further postponement can be approved.
Britain’s participation in the European elections in late May could not be communicated to many people in the face of Brexit, Tory politicians said. “I would even go so far as to say that would be the farewell letter for the conservative party,” said Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi Saturday the BBC. Conservatives are also warning of “catastrophic damage” in the local elections on May 2, according to The Telegraph.