Prime Minister May’s first summit with the opposition Labour Party seemed to go no better. In three days of talks, reluctantly agreed to after her deal was rejected by Parliament for a third time, Labour said the government “has not offered real change or compromise.” Labour wants closer ties than May, including a customs union, which she has ruled out.
Meanwhile, Nigel Farage, fully expecting Britain to participate in next month’s elections, announced Friday he would run again, as part of his new Brexit Party. The former leader of the UK Independence Party, and incumbent MEP, added he was not happy about it. “The fightback to save Brexit has begun.”
Coverage of the rumored “flextention” led many British dailies. “BREXIT BETRAYAL,” cried the center-right Daily Telegraph, adding that the Tories face an “existential threat” if they don’t deliver Brexit. The center-left Guardian led with Labour’s complaint that the Prime Minister was refusing to compromise in talks.
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