UK's May tweaks Brexit deal in last-ditch bid to win support

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UK's May tweaks Brexit deal in last-ditch bid to win support

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 | AP | London

UK's May tweaks Brexit deal in last-ditch bid to win support

The British government is discussing how to tweak its proposed European Union divorce terms in a last-ditch attempt to get Parliament's backing for Prime Minister Theresa May's deal with the bloc.

The Cabinet is meeting Tuesday to work out details of what May has called a "bold offer" to win support for her Brexit agreement.

But ministers are divided and look unlikely to support the kind of sweeping changes that could change lawmakers' minds.

The divorce deal has been rejected three times by Parliament.

May says she will try again in early June by asking lawmakers to vote on a withdrawal agreement bill implementing the departure terms.

Labour foreign affairs spokeswoman, Emily Thornberry, said the attempt was doomed and was May's "own political version of the last rites."

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