Theresa May under growing pressure to ditch Brexit talk with opposition Labour Party

Last Updated: May 14 2019 19:46

On Tuesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May was under pressure from her own party to abandon a bid to find a Brexit compromise with the opposition Labour Party.

Nearly three years since the United Kingdom voted 52% to 48% to leave the European Union, there is still no agreement among British politicians about when, how or even if the divorce should take place.

Thirteen of May’s former cabinet colleagues as well as Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee of Conservative lawmakers, wrote to May to ask her not to agree Labour’s demand for a post-Brexit customs union with the EU.

“You would have lost the loyal middle of the Conservative Party, split our party and with likely nothing to show for it,” the letter said, according to The Times.

“No leader can bind his or her successor so the deal would likely be at best temporary, at worst illusory,” it said.