May 17, 2019 / 11:01 AM / 5 months ago

No chance of passing Brexit bill by end-July, says Corbyn

FILE PHOTO: Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in London, Britain, May 15, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - There is no chance of getting British parliamentary approval for all aspects of Brexit by the end of July, the leader of the opposition Labour Party said on Friday after talks with the government collapsed.

Jeremy Corbyn said the talks ended because the government had not fundamentally moved its position. He added there was no deal on how parliament should move forward.

Asked about an indicative vote which called for lawmakers to show they supported leaving by July 31, he said:

“I don’t think it’s credible to say we get all the parliamentary agreement and all stages of a very controversial and major bill through parliament by the end of July so no, we would not support that.”

Reporting by Michael Holden and Andy Bruce; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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