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Andrea Leadsom: no-deal Brexit next week wouldn't be that grim Politics

A no-deal Brexit at the end of next week would be "not nearly as grim" as many think, one of Theresa May's senior ministers said, because both the government and Labor indicated that talks between the parties to resolve the situation release in an impasse.

Andrea Leadsom, the leader of Commons, said the preparations would mitigate many adverse effects of no deal. She also said that the idea of ​​extending the departure long enough to oblige the UK to hold European elections was "absolutely unacceptable."

Her comments came when May used a video statement to raise hope for ongoing negotiations with Brexit about the party and Labor, and said that & # 39; compromise between both parties & # 39; could still offer a solution.


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There is currently hardly a signal that may travel to the European Summit on Emergency Situations next week with the coherent plan the EU says will be needed to give the UK a further delay to the Brexit, which is currently scheduled for Friday.

At the end of last week, Labor said that the talks May had with Jeremy Corbyn and his team had achieved very little, as the Prime Minister did not seem to want to make any concessions on any of her Brexit red lines, particularly on the main Labor demand for a post-Brexit custom Union with the EU.

The secretary of the shadow affairs, Rebecca Long-Bailey, who was part of the Labor delegation, said on Sunday that, while the mood of the talks was "quite a positive and hopeful one," little was achieved.

"The sad thing is that we have generally not seen any real changes to the deal, but we hope that this will change in the coming days and we are willing to continue the discussions as we know the government is" She told The Andrew Marr Show of BBC One.

"But we are now waiting for the government to come back to us now to say if they are willing to follow one of their red lines."

Later, at the same show, Leadsom stated that it was up to Labor to accept the customs agreement that was already in the three times rejected deal in May and that she and other Brexiter members of the May ministerial team had a full customs union could not accept.

"There are different types of arrangements and those discussions are still ongoing," Leadsom said, calling the existing May customs plan "an excellent proposal".

Asked if May could agree to a full customs union, Leadsom did not indicate. "My expectation – and I am not a party to the discussions – is that the Prime Minister will only try to reach agreement on those things that still constitute Brexit."

It has been speculated that parliamentarians can vote for a full repeal of Article 50 if the EU refuses a new Brexit delay this week and threatens a departure without agreement on Friday. Lindsom said she would never agree and that no deal would be negotiable.

"It's not nearly as grim as many would argue," she said. "The government has done a great job making sure that we keep the problems to a minimum. I am not in favor of a deal, but it would not be as bad as many think it would be."

In her video posted on Sunday on social media, filmed on her withdrawal in Dammenland, May admitted that her own Brexit deal seemed damned because it had been rejected three times by MPs. "At the moment I see, as things stand, that they don't accept it," she said.

Given this, May said she spoke to Labor – despite disagreements in many other areas. "Can we find a solution for this that will ensure that we can close a good deal and make a deal through parliament?" She said.

"It means a compromise on both sides, but I believe delivering Brexit is the most important thing for us."

Under the plan for the talks, if Labor and the government cannot reach a consensus, MPs may be asked to vote on different options, the choice being considered binding.

But Long-Bailey said Labor had heard nothing about how this could happen: "We have had no discussions at all about what would be the next phase, and the government has not confirmed whether they want to adopt that approach or look for more flexible approaches. "

Amid the deadlock, the timetable for Friday's Brexit deadline is tightened considerably, with the time apparently too short to allow for a process of government-sanctioned indicative votes of MPs before May goes to Brussels on Wednesday afternoon.

May could instead be forced by parliament to seek a longer extension of Article 50 than the new date of 30 June that it has sought and which the EU has previously refused.

A backbench bill led by Labor MP Yvette Cooper who instructs May to prevent a no-deal departure is expected to end his progress by the Lords on Monday and then receive royal permission on the same day.

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