U.K.: The Government Kicks the Brexit Can Further Down the Road

May 17, 2019 | 16:52 GMT

A cross-party consensus on Brexit appears to be dead in the water. On May 17, British Prime Minister Theresa May admitted that negotiations between her government and Labour, the main opposition party, over a compromise Brexit plan had broken down without an agreement. According to May, the negotiations collapsed because of Labour's insistence on keeping the country in a customs arrangement with the European Union and holding a referendum on the new Brexit plan. But even if the House of Commons again rejects May's Brexit plan next month, it does not necessarily mean an immediate no-deal Brexit. ...

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