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Brexit Brief: May under pressure from own side to dump cross-party Brexit talks

The U.K. government is reportedly under pressure to abandon cross-party Brexit talks with Labour and seek an alternative plan, amid fears of heavy losses in the fast approaching European elections.

With the talks currently in deadlock, Prime Minister Theresa May is now under greater time pressure to find a Brexit resolution than Labour, a government source told the Guardian.

A successful alternative agreement reached before May 22 would mean May’s party could avoid the European elections, which are likely to result in the Conservatives enduring heavy losses to pro-Brexit minority parties.

Senior Conservative members have predicted the party could suffer an electoral meltdown as voters protest against May and the failure to deliver Brexit because of MPs rejection of her proposed deal, according to the Financial Times.

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