Britain’s PM Theresa May begs Labour to support her ‘last chance’ Brexit compromise

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said that the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, being pushed by British PM Theresa May, was ‘largely a rehash of the government’s position.’ (AP)
Updated 22 May 2019

Britain’s PM Theresa May begs Labour to support her ‘last chance’ Brexit compromise

  • ‘I have shown today that I am willing to compromise to deliver Brexit for the British people’
  • ‘I ask you to compromise too so that we can deliver what both our parties promised in our manifestos and restore faith in our politics’

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May has asked Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to support her Brexit deal after offering sweeteners including the chance to vote on whether to hold a second referendum.
“I have shown today that I am willing to compromise to deliver Brexit for the British people,” May wrote in a letter dated May 21 to Corbyn about her Withdrawal Agreement Bill, legislation which implements the terms of Britain’s departure.
“The WAB is our last chance to do so,” May said. “I ask you to compromise too so that we can deliver what both our parties promised in our manifestos and restore faith in our politics.”
Corbyn said on Tuesday that his party could not vote for the Withdrawal Bill, describing May’s new offer as “largely a rehash of the government’s position” in talks with the opposition that broke down last week.


Greece: Migrant child killed in boat collision

Updated 23 min 49 sec ago

Greece: Migrant child killed in boat collision

  • The crash occurred before sunrise Wednesday in the heavily patrolled waters of the east Aegean Sea
THESSALONIKI, Greece: Greek authorities say a coast guard patrol boat collided with a dinghy carrying migrants to the island of Kos from Turkey on Wednesday, leaving a child dead and another person missing.

Officials on Kos say that 31 people have been rescued following the collision, in an effort assisted by private boats and the European Union border protection agency Frontex. The circumstances of the collision aren't immediately clear.

The crash occurred before sunrise Wednesday in the heavily patrolled waters of the east Aegean Sea.