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Brexit news – live: Theresa May seeking compromise with Jeremy Corbyn over EU withdrawal plans, says minister

Brexit news – live: Theresa May seeking compromise with Jeremy Corbyn over EU withdrawal plans, says minister


Justice minister Rory Stewart has been speaking to Radio 4 Today’s programme about Theresa May’s letter to the Labour leader.

 

Asked if the PM was looking at some sort of compromise with the opposition leader, he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “Yes. I think she feels, as I do, that there isn’t actually as much dividing us from the Labour Party as some people suggest.”

Regarding Labour’s stance on a customs union with the EU, Mr Stewart added: “On that there is a disagreement.

“The Prime Minister believes, as I believe, that a major economy like the United Kingdom shouldn’t indefinitely be in a position where it is completely unable to create trade deals with other countries.

“So, what we are arguing in the letter is that we can achieve through the Withdrawal Agreement a great deal of what Jeremy Corbyn is interested in without taking away that option of having other trade deals.”



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