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Brexit talks with the Government 'constructive' - Dodds

16 March 2019
Brexit talks with the Government 'constructive' - Dodds

On Wednesday, a dozen government ministers abstained rather than support May's bid to keep a no-deal Brexit as an option, while another voted against, and resigned.

'When you come to the end of a negotiation, that's when you really start to see the whites of people's eyes and you get to the point of a deal'.

His party "wanted to get a deal but it had to be the right deal", he said.

To succeed, May must win over dozens of Brexit-supporting rebels in her own Conservative Party and the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which has 10 lawmakers in parliament.

All three MPs previously voted in favour of Prime Minister Theresa May's exit deal and against leaving the European Union with no-deal.

May has said if she fails next week, she will seek a longer extension to reconsider the position.

British lawmakers, who on January 15 voted 432-202 against May's deal, will vote at 1900 GMT.

James Gray said he will vote for the "obnoxious" deal "after a great deal of soul-searching", and described those who said they would oppose any deal as "total extremists".

She says "I think the European Union would be willing to give more time, but there must be some sort of a plan what should happen in this time". "The impasse can only be solved in the UK".

If it happens, Britons in France who were registered in a United Kingdom constituency before leaving would be expected to be able to take part as last time - however those who have been living overseas more than 15 years are expected to be excluded again.

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Mr Dodds said: "We are not discussing cash in these discussions".

"What is also government policy is to leave with a good deal and that is what we have".

"We were very disappointed when the Attorney General made his statement on Tuesday to the house that he was not able to indicate any change and that the Prime Minister's documents that she brought back were not sufficient".

Theresa May could simply put her deal to a vote again. Members have shown what they're against, she says, but have not said what they're for.

"We talked about Brexit, something that's turning out to be a little more complex than they thought it would be", Trump said at an annual Capitol Hill luncheon for the Irish hosted by the House speaker.

"Some of our concerns are not new".

Prime Minister Theresa May's deputy warned lawmakers Friday that unless they approved May's Brexit divorce deal after two crushing defeats, Britain's exit from the European Union (EU) could face a long delay.

David Lidington has insisted Theresa May's cabinet will continue to work together "very constructively", despite eight senior ministers, including the Brexit secretary, voting against an extension to article 50.

The bloc is more open to a long delay to allow Britain to radically change course - an idea favored by pro-EU British lawmakers who want to maintain close ties with the EU.

"We are now looking to the government to deliver a clear, legally certain, path forward to avoid no deal and to reach an agreement with the EU that delivers the conditions that support the continued competitiveness of our European operations", a spokesman for the Japanese auto manufacturer Honda said.

Quitting the EU after 46 years on March 29 remains the legal default unless EU leaders unanimously grant Britain an extension, with the issue likely to dominate a March 21-22 EU summit in Brussels.