UK government, opposition continue search for a Brexit plan

The British government and senior opposition figures met Thursday to seek a new plan on how the country leaves the European Union, as Prime Minister Theresa May tried to limit divisions within her Conservative Party inflamed by her shift toward compromise. May faced fury from anti-EU Conservatives after she agreed to talks with Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who favors a softer form of Brexit than the plan advocated by the government. Two junior ministers have resigned, and more could follow. May and Corbyn met for two hours Wednesday, with both sides calling the talks “constructive.” Government and Labour teams held more detailed discussions Thursday. The cross-party talks are risky for both the Conservatives and Labour, with each party split down the middle over Brexit.

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