Labour declares Brexit talks dead as May's premiership crumbles

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Published on May 17, 2019 - Duration: 00:57s

Labour declares Brexit talks dead as May's premiership crumbles

Britain's tumultuous divorce from the European Union was again in disarray on Friday after the opposition Labour Party declared last-ditch talks dead due to Prime Minister Theresa May's crumbling government.

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Labour declares Brexit talks dead as May's premiership crumbles

ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn wrote to May on Friday (May 17) informing her that the Brexit talks, which began on April 3, had "gone as far as they can" due to the instability of her government.

He said Labour would oppose May's deal when it returns to parliament early next month.

The divorce deal, which May agreed last year with the EU, has been rejected three times by parliament.

May will put part of her deal, contained in the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, to a vote in parliament in early June.

Nearly three years after the United Kingdom voted 52% to 48% in a referendum to leave the EU, it remains unclear how, when or even if it will leave the European club it joined in 1973.

The current deadline to leave is Oct.

31.

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