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Brexit: EU elections will go ahead, government confirms

Brexit: EU elections will go ahead, government confirms

May said the United Kingdom would not have to take part if MPs agreed a Brexit plan first.

However, she said if the Brexit Party were to win the Peterborough by-election - triggered after constituents demanded the removal of independent MP Fiona Onasanya - it would be "untenable" for Mrs May to continue in her role.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the House of Commons in London, Britain May 8, 2019.

She is immune from a leadership contest until December after surviving one a year ago.

The left-of-center party executive was meeting Tuesday to determine what to put for the parliamentary election that is now happening in just over only 3 weeks.

Graham Brady, the chairman of the 1922 committee of Tory backbenchers, is understood to have made clear their frustration last night.

Party chiefs are relying on telephone canvassing and taxpayer-funded mailshots in a cut-price campaign boycotted by large sections of its membership angry at her refusal to leave the European Union...

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"After the second day of talks this week, the negotiating teams are working to establish scope for agreement, and will meet again at the beginning of next week", the Labour spokesperson said, as quoted by The Guardian late on Wednesday.

She continued: "It will tell us that the two-party system on this issue is completely broken".

The veteran Labour leader said the fledgling party founded by anti-EU firebrand Nigel Farage supported leaving the bloc with no deal, which would result in "an economic shock threatening entire industries".

If their talks fail, May has pledged to allow the parliament to decide on a new strategy in a series of votes.

The 0.23 per cent drop comes after the government repeatedly said it did not want the United Kingdom to take part in the elections to the European Parliament later this month.

The left-of-center party favors leaving the European Union on its own terms but opposes the Conservative government's Brexit deal.

Last month, when MPs voted on eight different alternative Brexit outcomes, including remaining in the EU, a no deal Brexit, a second referendum and a customs union with the EU, all of which were voted down, they came within three votes of agreeing Britain should leave the EU with a permanent customs union deal.


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