18 May 2019

Cross-party Brexit talks end without agreement

Talks between the government and Labour aimed at reaching a compromise Brexit deal have collapsed, with no agreement, but plenty of mutual recriminations.

Jeremy Corbyn blamed weakness and instability in the government, while Theresa May blamed confict within Labour over a second referendum.

Business leaders described it as yet “another day of failed politics”, while Mrs May now appears less likely than ever to get any kind of Brexit deal though parliament.