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Brexit: May plans 'bold offer' to get support for deal

Published : Sunday, 19 May, 2019 at 5:02 PM  Count : 283

Brexit: May plans 'bold offer' to get support for deal

Brexit: May plans 'bold offer' to get support for deal

Theresa May has said a "new and improved" Brexit deal will be put to MPs when they vote on the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill in early June.

Writing in the Sunday Times, Mrs May said the bill will be a "bold offer".

Part of the offer will be around workers' rights, International Development Secretary Rory Stewart told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show.

Labour's Jeremy Corbyn said he would look at the proposals "very carefully" but "can't give it a blank cheque".

It comes after the government's talks with Labour over Brexit broke down.

Mrs May announced this week that MPs will vote on the bill - which would bring the withdrawal agreement into UK law - in the week beginning 3 June. If the bill is not passed, the default position is that the UK will leave the EU on 31 October without a deal.

Labour has said it will vote against the bill while many Conservative MPs also remain opposed, meaning the legislation could fail to clear its first parliamentary hurdle.

But in her Sunday Times piece, Mrs May said she will "not be simply asking MPs to think again" on the same deal that they have repeatedly rejected - but on "an improved packaged of measures that I believe can win new support".

The PM said she wanted MPs to consider the new deal "with fresh pairs of eyes - and to give it their support".

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