Brexit compromise talks collapse after six weeks

Vastavam web: Britain’s Labour opposition pulled the plug Friday on six weeks of Brexit compromise talks with Prime Minister Theresa May, blaming her evaporating authority as her premiership nears its death throes. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said the gaps between them could not be bridged — and he had no confidence that her successor would stick to any bargain they might have reached. The discussions have “gone as far as they can,” Corbyn said in a letter to May. “The increasing weakness and instability of your government means there cannot be confidence in securing whatever might be agreed between us,” he said.

MPs three times rejected the deal May struck with Brussels, forcing her to delay the date of Brexit twice and to reach out to Labour. The new deadline is October 31.

She was speaking at a rare campaign event ahead of the European Parliament elections, to be held in Britain on Thursday, in which polls suggest her Conservative Party could even come fifth. Britain was never meant to take part in the elections but will do so because of the postponements to Brexit. Theresa May’s exit timetable