UK PM Theresa May Promises £1.6B ‘Bribe’ For Brexit-Supporting Communities

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"We know what is needed to shift the logjam", he said.

Barnier meanwhile told European Union commissioners in Brussels that the negotiations were proving "difficult" and a way had not been found to deliver the legally-binding changes Cox needs to reassure Brexiteers that Britain will not be trapped in the backstop.

Britain is due to leave the bloc on March 29.

The backstop is the main objection raised by pro-Brexit British lawmakers who voted against Mrs May's deal, including the main Northern Irish unionist party, which supports May.

Prime minister Theresa May said of The Stronger Towns Fund: "These towns have a glorious heritage, huge potential and, with the right help, a bright future ahead of them.' But shadow chancellor John McDonnell branded it a 'desperate bribe" to persuade Labour MPs to back Mrs May's Brexit deal.

European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier is meeting U.K. Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay and Attorney General Geoffrey Cox on Tuesday, as Britain seeks changes to a Brexit deal that has been rejected by U.K. lawmakers.

As May seeks to win over MPs, a group of prominent Brexit rebels set out the changes they want to see to her agreement in return for their support: it must be legally binding, clear and set out an exit route.

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Northern Ireland is heavily dependent on cross-border trade with the Irish Republic.

Dr Fox told the Commons International Trade Committee that no-deal was "hugely sub-optimal, compared to getting a deal", but when asked whether the Government would back no-deal in the vote scheduled for the following day if the agreement fails, he said: "Potentially all things are possible". She has to oppose anyone trying to take it off the table and to reject an extension. United Kingdom will be leaving Brexit on 29March. And there are a variety of views within the ERG itself, with some leading figures taking a more hardline approach than others.

With less than a month until Britain is due to leave on March 29, May is yet to win parliament's approval for her deal.

Anna Turley, a Labour lawmaker for the north-eastern town of Redcar in Teesside, said that report was 'shocking, accusing May of US-style 'pork barrel politics.

"I think there are something like 60-70 Labour members of Parliament who feel as strongly as I do against a second referendum", said Flint, who represents an area of Britain which voted to leave the European Union at the 2016 referendum.

Labour's shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, was quick to brand the move a "desperate bribe", and pointed out that numerous towns in question are struggling because of the Conservatives' nearly decade-long austerity policy.

"I think that they are beginning to realise that we can get a majority in parliament because they are seeing the signals coming from the people who voted against the deal before who are saying, crucially, that they are prepared to be reasonable about how we get to that position that we can't legally be trapped in the backstop".

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