Brexit talks with Labour have been hard at times - Lidington

Brexit talks with Labour have been hard at times - Lidington

George Galloway, who last week announced that he would be standing, has withdrawn from the contest after the Brexit Party named its candidate.

It comes at the launch of a new report which claims that there would be an £80 billion hit to national income and a £13 billion cut to money for public services, even if the United Kingdom leaves the EU with a customs union deal.

The Labour leader suggested the option of a second referendum could be a "healing process".

David Lidington, the cabinet office minister, said the British government was "redoubling" its efforts to ensure a Brexit deal is passed by Parliament in time to prevent MEPs taking up their seats in Brussels.


But the Tory MP indicated the Withdrawal Agreement Bill could be brought back next week when he said he expected it "hopefully in the much nearer future" than the elections on May 23.

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.

Today, it has now been disclosed that another anti-Brexit party, Renew, were also involved in the talks which would have seen all four parties back an independent candidate in June's by-election.

The Conservatives are barely campaigning, and expect a hammering from pro-Brexit and pro-EU voters alike.


Throughout the Brexit process, one thing that has been very consistent has been the criticism of Prime Minister Theresa May.

The Brexit Party led by former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage is drawing hundreds of people to rallies across the country with its simple narrative: Brexit has been betrayed by a London political elite.

Welsh Labour, the Welsh Conservatives, Plaid Cymru, the Welsh Liberal Democrats, UKIP and the Green Party are joined by Change UK and the Brexit Party.

May has been making efforts to push her beleaguered agreement or an alternative withdrawal deal through the British Parliament in a bid to prevent the United Kingdom from participating in the European Union elections.


"It is an attempt to put in a more pungent way what a lot of people think", he said.

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