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PM May says Britain will not compromise over Brexit plan - worldwide

PM May says Britain will not compromise over Brexit plan - worldwide

With less than two months before Britain and the European Union want to agree a deal to end over 40 years of union, Ms May is struggling to sell what she calls her business-friendly Brexit to her own party and across a divided country.

Boris Johnson and Sir Lynton Crosby, the man who ran Theresa May's 2017 election campaign, are reportedly plotting to oust the prime minister by destroying her Brexit vision.

Johnson and his fellow hardliners think it keeps Britain too closely aligned to the bloc, while European Union leaders have repeatedly questioned its viability and said further compromises will be needed. He has only one motivator for interventions like this - he wants to be prime minister.

"The government is walking a narrow path with people chucking rocks from both sides", he told the BBC.

"In adopting the Chequers proposals, we have gone into battle with the white flag fluttering over our leading tank", he wrote.

Since the publication of the government paper detailing the government's proposals, the so-called Chequers plan unveiled by May, British ministers have had more than 60 ministerial engagements with their counterparts across Europe, said Raab.

"What's interesting now is that the only plan on the table is the British government's plan".

He added: 'People voted for change - they voted to take back control.

As a response to Mr Johnson's comments, Mrs May's official spokesman said the country needed "serious leadership with a serious plan" which was being provided by the Prime Minister.

Regarding the lengthy Brexit negotiations with Brussels, May said Britain will be ready for a no deal if it needs to be.

Writing in the popular Sunday newspaper, the British Prime Minister said she would not be pushed into compromises over Brexit that weren't in the national interest, seeking to allay fears among some in her Conservative Party that she would cave in to Brussels' demands in negotiations.

He told BBC One's The Andrew Marr Show: "No, I'd vote against it, it would be rather odd for me to resign over something and then vote for it when it came back".

Ms Stihler, Labour MEP for Scotland, said: "The Tories' reckless gamble with the European Union referendum and Theresa May's disastrous handling of the negotiations are stretching the historic bonds that unite us".

Against growing concerns that a deal will now not be reached, Mr Burnham will call for a second referendum, or "people's vote", on whether to exit the European Union without a deal. May insists that won't happen, but the idea is gaining momentum.

Clare Francis of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com, was commenting on reports that a full session of the European parliament will not vote on whether to approve the final exit agreement until a session on 11-14 March 2019, just two weeks before the United Kingdom is due to leave the EU.

She said: "The only way any of us are going to come through this is with a little bit of compromise on both sides".

The proposal would see Britain create a free trade area with Brussels ruled through a common rulebook to protect frictionless trade.

Michel Barnier, EU chief Brexit negotiator, said on Sunday in Germany that he was "strongly opposed" to May's Chequers proposals. You can not play with it by picking pieces.