A day after surviving the no-confidence scare, British Prime Minister Theresa May was holding meetings with various party leaders as well as Tory Brexiteers and the DUP – both of whom rejected her withdrawal deal earlier this week.
Party leaders and senior MPs have been meeting Theresa May to try to find a compromise on Brexit after her withdrawal deal was rejected by MPs, BBC reported. But Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn called the talks a “stunt” and will not take part unless a “no deal” Brexit is ruled out.
Also, senior politicians on all sides have also been meeting with cabinet ministers to try to find a way forward.
The PM will publish a new plan on Monday with a full debate and key vote scheduled for Tuesday (January 29).
Speaking outside Downing Street after talks on Wednesday night with the Liberal Democrats, SNP and Plaid Cymru, May called on MPs to “put self-interest aside”.
“It will not be an easy task, but MPs know they have a duty to act in the national interest, reach a consensus and get this done,” she said.
Separately, Downing Street, the official residence and office of the prime minister, said the government has produced a “very short paper setting out the factual detail on the number of months required” to hold another EU referendum, which suggests it would take “in excess of a year”.
On Wednesday, the British government led by Prime Minister May survived a no-confidence motion in parliament by a slim margin of 19.
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The vote came after ending of five hours long discussion on Wednesday evening at Parliament when the move tabled by opposition leader Jeremy Corbin, who accused the zombie government of failing the country and turning a deal that had been touted as the easiest in history into a national embarrassment.