Brexit Brief: May offers talks with Corbyn to break deadlock

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has offered to enter into talks with leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn to crack the political deadlock over Brexit, putting a “softer” deal on the table to the frustration a number of hard-line Brexiteers.

In a dramatic change of tactics May said she would ask for an extension to the U.K.’s scheduled exit from the European Union and opened the door to accepting a softer Brexit.

May’s advisers suggested she might consider a form of the customs union and close single market alignment to get her deal through Parliament, the Times reported.

Speaking in a televised address from Downing Street, after a seven-hour meeting with her cabinet on Tuesday, May said “We can and must find the compromises to deliver what the British people voted for”.

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