May accused of 'bribing' Labour lawmakers to win Brexit support

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The due to leave the European Union in 24 days, but Parliament's rejection of May's deal in January has put in doubt how, when or possibly even if the country's biggest foreign and trade policy shift in more than 40 years will take place.

Remain supporters shelter from the wind and rain across the street from parliament in London, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.

May is hoping to convince Brexiteers in her own party, many of whom fear that any delay could mean no Brexit. "If we can't get that we will have to break the logjam by going back to the people".

"We all want to leave at the end of this month", he told Today.

Ashfield's Labour MP Gloria De Piero has described a new post-Brexit government funding scheme as "peanuts" compared to what has been cut from council budgets.

A section of the Labour Party hit out at the PM's announcement and said it was an explicit effort to woo lawmakers to support the government's Brexit plan and win their vote of approval.

Worldwide trade secretary Liam Fox welcomed proposals from hard-line Brexiteers.

"I think they (the EU) are beginning to realize that we can get a majority in parliament because they are seeing signals coming from the people who voted against the deal before who are saying, crucially, they are prepared to be reasonable about how we get to that position that we can't legally be trapped in the backstop".

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He told BBC's Andrew Marr Show: "I think that to attempt to have a delay mechanism in order to thwart the process of Brexit itself is actually politically completely unacceptable".

At the heart of the deadlock is the Irish "backstop", an insurance policy the European Union wants to ensure no return to a hard border between the British province of Northern Ireland and European Union member Ireland after Brexit.

Labour MP Alex Sobel, who favors a second referendum on Brexit, called the fund "a drop in the ocean" compared to money lost by leaving the EU. "The third requirement is a clear exit route".

While the group didn't detail how its goal should be achieved, it said the change must be contained in a treaty-level clause that "unambiguously overrides" the text of the current agreement.

In a separate development, Graham Brady, the chairman of the 1922 Committee of rank-and-file Tory lawmakers, expressed optimism that a breakthrough on the backstop is near. The whole country is exhausted of vacillation and delay.

She said: "Brexit or not we should be supporting funding to address the concerns of our towns and also the disparity between spending in the South and North on areas like transport".

In other news on Monday, May's attorney general, Geoffrey Cox, moved onto a new line of attack having abandoned the government's plan to get the European Union to agree a firm end date to the Irish backstop or unilateral exit mechanism, the Telegraph reported. The Labour leader was not hurt and met with constituents at the Finsbury Park Mosque and Muslim Welfare House as planned, according to Britain's Press Association.

The spending is being designated over seven year, the housing and communities secretary, James Brokenshire, later said.