May ap­peals to Labour MPs for sup­port on Brexit deal

The Guardian Weekly - - Global report -

Theresa May has drawn up plans for a se­cret charm of­fen­sive aimed at per­suad­ing dozens of Labour MPs to back her Brexit deal even if it costs Jeremy Cor­byn the chance to be prime min­is­ter. Se­nior Con­ser­va­tives say they have al­ready been in pri­vate con­tact with a num­ber of Labour MPs over a pe­riod of sev­eral months, mak­ing the case that the na­tional in­ter­est in avoid­ing a no-deal out­come is more im­por­tant than forc­ing a gen­eral elec­tion by de­feat­ing the gov­ern­ment on May’s Brexit deal.

Mean­while, in Scot­land, Ni­cola Stur­geon cleared the way for Scot­tish Na­tional party MPs to back a sec­ond EU ref­er­en­dum in a Com­mons vote.

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