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Let’s do a deal, May tells Corbyn after poll defeat

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday stepped up calls for Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to agree a cross-party deal to leave the European Union (EU), following poor results for both parties in local elections on Thursday.

“To the leader of the opposition I say this: Let’s listen to what the voters said in the local elections and put our differences aside for a moment. Let’s do a deal,” she wrote in The Mail on Sunday. Labour responded by saying any deal should be done quickly, but accused Ms. May of leaking details of the compromise under discussion.

The Sunday Times reported that the Conservatives would offer new concessions to Labour when talks restart on Tuesday, including a temporary customs union with the EU until a national election due in June 2022. Mr. Corbyn has made a permanent customs union a condition for supporting Ms. May’s plans.

Source: thehindu.com

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