11 Feb 2019

Senior Tories tell May to steer clear of Brexit negotiations with Labour

Political Editor

Theresa May has been warned by senior Conservatives not to negotiate with Labour over Brexit. That’s raising questions about Mrs May’s willingness to compromise with the opposition, after her letter to Jeremy Corbyn yesterday didn’t rule out discussions on keeping Britain inside a customs union.

The International Trade Secretary Liam Fox dismissed Labour’s plans as unworkable, while Boris Johnson warned that such a deal would have a disastrous effect on the Conservative party. Mrs May will update MPs tomorrow.