United Kingdom government to resume cross-party Brexit talks next week

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Labour says the government has yet to concede any ground, but foreign minister Jeremy Hunt on Monday described the talks as more constructive than people think.

Britain's Minister for the Cabinet Office David Lidington is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, April 1, 2019.

Farage said on Friday that he will stand for the Brexit Party in the European Parliament elections, along with several other candidates including Annunziata Rees-Mogg, the sister of prominent pro-Brexit Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg.

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.

CBI director-general, Carolyn Fairbairn, said businesses will adjust their plans to cope with a potential'no-deal' Brexit however, won't be cancelling them.

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.

Hunt, a Brexit convert and Tory leadership hopeful, said passing the European Union withdrawal bill remained a priority for the government, as reports suggested leading cabinet members were happy for May to stay in office until the autumn if she failed to get her deal through parliament.

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An Opinium poll published in the Observer newspaper showed the Conservatives at 29 percent, down 6 points from March 28 and 7 points behind Labour.

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.

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The government has indicated that Britain could still leave the European Union before those elections if the two main parties could reach a compromise on a Brexit agreement in the next couple of weeks. The support is the lowest May's party has scored since the European elections in May 2014, according to the pollster.

Eurosceptic Iain Duncan Smith, a former Conservative Party leader, said May should be ready to quit in June.

"What we have agreed is a programme of meetings next week on particular subjects with the ministers and shadow ministers concerned getting together", he told the BBC.

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