May to bring Brexit withdrawal agreement bill to Parliament in June

May to bring Brexit withdrawal agreement bill to Parliament in June
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British Prime Minister Theresa May will bring her thrice-defeated Brexit deal back to Parliament for lawmakers to consider again in the week beginning June 3, a Downing Street spokesman said on Tuesday, ONAreports citing Euronews. 

MPs will not hold a fourth vote on the Withdrawal Agreement itself, but on key legislation needed to put the UK's departure from the EU into effect.

"This evening the prime minister met the leader of the opposition (Jeremy Corbyn) in the House of Commons to make clear our determination to bring the talks to a conclusion and deliver on the referendum result to leave the EU. We will, therefore, be bringing forward the Withdrawal Agreement Bill in the week beginning the 3rd June," the spokesman said.

Talks on Tuesday evening between May and leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn "were both useful and constructive", he added.

The talks with Labour would continue at an official level on Wednesday, the spokesman said. The move to bring the Brexit bill before parliament in early June is being seen as imposing an effective deadline on the discussions with the opposition. Labour is reportedly set to oppose the bill unless the talks bring agreement.

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