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Labor declares Brexit talks dead as May’s premiership crumbles

Christian Fernsby |
The opposition Labor Party declared last-ditch cross-party talks dead as Prime Minister Theresa May’s premiership crumbled.

Brexit talks between May’s Conservative Party and Labor collapsed hours after May agreed on Thursday to set out a timetable for her departure in early June.

Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn wrote to May on Friday informing her that the Brexit talks, which began on April 3, had “gone as far as they can” due to the instability of her government.

“We have been unable to bridge important policy gaps between us,” Corbyn, a socialist who voted against joining the predecessor of the EU in 1975, wrote to May.

“Even more crucially, the increasing weakness and instability of your government means there cannot be confidence in securing whatever might be agreed between us,” Corbyn said. He said Labor would oppose May’s deal when it returns to parliament early next month.

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