Lidington says Brexit talks with Labour to continue, will not last months

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Britain's Minister for the Cabinet Office David Lidington is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, April 1, 2019.

The once-prized stability of British politics has disappeared, threatening to break apart both the Conservatives and their main opponents Labour, and leaving the world's fifth-largest economy facing an uncertain future.

One senior Conservative MP, Sir Patrick Mcloughlin, said today, "Defining ourselves as the Brexit party, pursuing the hardest form of Brexit with a Parliament that will not deliver it, is a recipe for paralysis in government and suicide with the electorate".

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"They're not going to go on for months, they're certainly going to continue next week", Lidington said.

May has so far been unable to get the exit package she agreed a year ago with the European Union approved by the British parliament, meaning Brexit day has been pushed back to avoid leaving without a deal.

A poll by Opinium covered in the Observer said that support for Tories had fallen to 29 percent, down six percentage points compared to a fortnight ago.

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The analysis showed Corbyn's Labour Party would win the most seats but still fall short of an outright majority in the 650-seat parliament, with Scottish nationalists and the small centrist Liberal Democrats party also picking up seats.

The government has indicated that Britain could still leave the European Union before those elections if the two main parties could reach a compromise on a Brexit agreement in the next couple of weeks. If a deal has not been agreed and ratified by then, the government will face the choice of leaving without a deal, seeking more time, or even cancelling Brexit altogether. The support is the lowest May's party has scored since the European elections in May 2014, according to the pollster.

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The ERG Chairman said he thought that it was "noticeable" of how much appeal Boris Johnson has with voters beyond the Conservative Party and eurosceptics.

"What the Prime Minister has to do is aim everything now towards departure before the European elections which would then allow her to step away having done what she said she would do, getting the United Kingdom out of the European Union one way or the other and then we can have another leadership election and pick a new leader", he told Sky.

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