‘Marxist’ Corbyn ‘extremely dangerous’, says minister as Government seeks deal

‘Marxist’ Corbyn ‘extremely dangerous’, says minister as Government seeks deal

‘Marxist’ Corbyn ‘extremely dangerous’, says minister as Government seeks deal

With Britain racing toward a chaotic exit from the European Union within days, Prime Minister Theresa May veered away from the cliff-edge Tuesday, saying she would seek a further delay to Brexit as United Kingdom politicians sought a compromise solution to the crisis.

"May's announcement came after a seven-hour meeting of her fractious Cabinet, which can be split between supporters of a" tender Brexit" that keeps close financial ties with the European Union, also Brexiteers who believe that a no-deal departure is much better than compromising.

EU's objection to more short extension is rather clear though.

Finance minister Philip Hammond said it was an "expectation" that Brussels would offer a longer extension, but London would want to curtail it as quickly as possible after passing a Brexit deal.

In a third reading, the House of Commons voted by 313 votes to 312 late on Wednesday, forcing Prime Minister Theresa May to seek an extension of the current Brexit date of April 12.

A Brexit-related vote in Britain's House of Commons on Wednesday ended in a tie, the first time that has happened in a quarter-century.

On the Labour side, there is growing concern among supporters of a second referendum that Jeremy Corbyn will agree to a deal which doesn't involve holding a second referendum.

As it stands, Britain will still leave the European Union on April 12 without a deal, something many Conservative lawmakers would like to happen but a scenario businesses fear could wreak chaos and cause huge economic damage.

"I think the result will nearly certainly be, if Corbyn gets his way, that we remain in the customs union so that we can't control our trade policy, that there are huge areas of lawmaking we can't control, and Brexit is becoming soft to the point of disintegration", Boris Johnson, May's former Foreign Secretary, said according to The NYT.

With time running out before Theresa May must inform European Council president Donald Tusk of the UK's proposal, Downing Street appeared to indicate that it may not be necessary for MPs to approve any consensus deal ahead of the summit.

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"We should leave on April 12 without a deal".

The Democratic Unionist Party, the small Northern Irish party on whose support May relies on to govern, were also wary of her plans. She also came under attack from a number of her own Conservative MPs for agreeing talks with the Labour leader.

If the talks with Labour fail, May will put different Brexit options for the future relationship to a vote in parliament, in the hope of finding a plan viable enough to present in Brussels.

Merkel will use her trip to meet Prime Minister Leo Varadkar to consider the border situation and how to prevent a no-deal "hard Brexit".

"I would much prefer the Prime Minister's deal to a customs union, to be frank", Mr Hancock told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

But May's words caused relief for people who fear the effects of an Brexit, that might complicate trade and travel, on relations between Britain and the European Union with tests on regulations and borders.

He described the talks "useful but inconclusive", and said there would be further discussions on Thursday.

And Corbyn is under pressure from Labour's pro-EU wing to push for a second referendum that would pit May's final deal against the option of staying in the bloc. Elected to Parliament in 1983, he didn't take a job in government during the 13 years when Tony Blair and Gordon Brown were Labour prime ministers.

To achieve a suprapartisan agreement and secure the approval of a majority of voters in the House of Commons, it is indispensable for May to abandon maneuvers for party interests and make a compromise.

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