Brexit: Theresa May has responded to Jeremy Corbyn’s letter setting out his 5 demands for a Brexit deal.
The prime minister queried his call for the united kingdom to remain in a customs union with the EU – however, welcomed more talks with Labour on a Brexit agreement.
Mrs May wants the 2 parties to discuss how “alternative arrangements” to the Irish backstop – a commitment to avoid a hard border – could work.
She did not reject any of his conditions outright in her reply.
The letter from Theresa May to Jeremy Corbyn
Writing her response to his letter of last Wednesday, Mrs May told the Labour leader: “It is good to see that we agree that the UK should leave the European Union with a deal and that the urgent task at hand is to find a deal that honours our commitments to the people of Northern Ireland, can command support in Parliament and can be negotiated with the EU – not to seek an election or second referendum.