Brexit delayed: What happens next?

Brexit delayed: What happens next?

In a television interview on Sunday, May's de facto deputy prime minister, the Cabinet Minister David Lidington said he did not think talks between the government and the Labour party, looking for a consensus Brexit deal, could be allowed to drag out for much longer.

The Conservatives are set to lose out in local elections due on May 2nd, with one polling expert, Lord Hayward, saying the party faced a "Brexit penalty".

The once-prized stability of British politics has disappeared, threatening to break apart both the Conservatives and their main opponents Labour, and leaving the world's fifth-largest economy facing an uncertain future.

Hunt said a continuation of the Brexit paralysis would be damaging to Britain's worldwide standing, adding that Japan was anxious the United Kingdom would become "submerged in the mire of Brexit indecision".

She has been unable to persuade MPs to back the withdrawal terms she has struck with Brussels, but is also unwilling to take Britain out of the European Union with no deal at all.

Lidington said the government believed it was possible to gain the benefits of a customs union without losing the power to strike independent trade deals.




A poll by Opinium covered in the Observer said that support for Tories had fallen to 29 percent, down six percentage points compared to a fortnight ago.

The former UKIP leader launches his new party in Coventry on Friday in preparation for fighting European elections that the United Kingdom may be forced to participate in on May 23, if a Brexit deal can not be passed by British lawmakers.

Leading British eurosceptic Nigel Farage has launched a new political party with a promise of a "democratic revolution" in United Kingdom politics, beginning with the European Parliament elections in May. If a deal has not been agreed and ratified by then, the government will face the choice of leaving without a deal, seeking more time, or even cancelling Brexit altogether.

Former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith called Sunday on May to resign as prime minister next month.

"What the prime minister has to do now is aim everything towards departure before the euros (European elections) which would then allow her to step away having done what she said she would do - get the United Kingdom out of the European Union one way or the other", he told Sky News.

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