May seeking 'pragmatic' Brexit compromise

May seeking 'pragmatic' Brexit compromise

I will be armed with a fresh mandate, new ideas and a renewed determination to agree a pragmatic solution that delivers the Brexit the British people voted for, while ensuring there is no hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Fox told Sky News in a pre-recorded interview.

MPs vote that the Irish backstop should be removed from the Brexit withdrawal agreement.

"That is what Parliament instructed me to do on Tuesday night", May said asserted.

In another development, the European Commission has agreed to compensate Irish farmers for a collapse in market value in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Irish edition of the Sunday Times newspaper said, quoting Irish government and EU sources.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip leave a church near Maidenhead, Britain February 3, 2019.

Wrangling in the Commons has seen backbench MPs put forward a range of alternative plans to find a way out of the morass.

They are disillusioned with the ambiguous stance taken by leftist leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has been a long-term eurosceptic but said he voted to Remain in 2016. "The likelihood of an exit from Brexit is extraordinarily low", Maas conceded.

May's remarks came as Downing Street denied media reports of UK Prime Minister Theresa May's team wanting to secure the backing of parliament for a new Brexit deal in April before calling a general election in June as "completely untrue".

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Corbyn said speaking to charities in Glasgow, "The people who are bearing the brunt of nine years of austerity can not wait years for a general election".

The Taoiseach is to outline the work under way in Ireland and the support that may be needed given the potential impact of a hard Brexit on the country.

"The agreement we negotiated with Britain is already a compromise - especially regarding the arrangements for Northern Ireland", he said.

Warnings of the consequences of a no-deal Brexit intensified last week as several multinational firms, including Airbus and Ford, said jobs could suffer with an unfavourable negotiating outcome.

"That's what I'd like the most", he said.

Late last month MPs voted in favour of an amendment tabled by Sir Graham Brady to seek "alternative arrangements" to the Irish backstop after MPs rejected the Prime Minister's Brexit deal by historic margins last month.

And that priorities in the event of a no-deal will be "welfare, health, transport and security of United Kingdom citizens at home and overseas, and the economic stability of the UK".

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