May tells parliament that consensus on Brexit deal is in 'national interest'

May tells parliament that consensus on Brexit deal is in 'national interest'

May tells parliament that consensus on Brexit deal is in 'national interest'

Brexiteer Conservative legislator Peter Bone said May had once vowed that she would not keep the the European Union past June 30.

European Council President Donald Tusk, Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel look at a tablet ahead of a European Council meeting on Brexit at the Europa Building at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. Pro-Brexit lawmakers said it was time to replace May with another Conservative leader - preferably a hard-core Brexiteer.

She urged Labour to support her withdrawal plans in the "national interest" as she suggested she was prepared to cut a deal with the opposition over British membership of a post-Brexit customs union.

Without support from the Labour Party, May's path toward actually taking Britain out of the European Union remains unclear.

"The European elections are going to be fought not just on the machinations of what these MEPs [Members of the European Parliament] might do, but on issues of identity, on issues of anger", he said.

Anti-Brexit campaigners have squatted on Nigel Farage's new party website.

Even though May technically has until October 31, other dates before then could play into the UK's departure.

Launching his return to front-line politics in Coventry, Farage said the launch marked the start of a fightback against a career political class that has betrayed the Brexit referendum.

An official in the French President's office said the British leader had not offered "sufficient guarantees" to justify a long extension.

Mr Farage admitted the far right had joined Ukip, with former English Defence League leader Stephen Yaxley Lennon, aka Tommy Robinson, becoming its political adviser.

Farage said he did not want to be a part of a party that promoted "violence, criminal records and thuggery".

"I know the whole country is intensely frustrated", she said.

Most of the other 27 members of the European Council either lead coalition governments or must deal with other power-sharing arrangements, while cooperation of any sort between Labour and May's Conservatives in peacetime is vanishingly rare - although May was part of a Conservative coalition with the smaller Liberal party in 2010-15.

"We will change politics for good".

Like many things related to Brexit, the extension was a messy compromise.

Labour economy spokesman John McDonnell said the talks would continue and "we will see by the end of next week how far we have got". If it fails to do this, the United Kingdom will be forced out of the Union on June 1. Farage said Friday that delays to Brexit were "a willful betrayal of the greatest democratic exercise in the history of this nation".

Addressing British lawmakers in parliament Thursday, Prime Minister Theresa May renewed calls for compromise.

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