Labour ‘trying to bail out’ Tories on Brexit

Labour MP Barry Gardiner has said his party is trying to “bail out” the Conservatives over Brexit – trying to find a compromise which will break the current deadlock.

Mr Gardiner, who is shadow international trade secretary, clashed with Conservative Brexit minister James Cleverly during the BBC News Channel’s local election coverage on Thursday.

He said: “We are now trying to negotiate with you because your prime minister, who’s lost control of her party, who’s lost any chance of getting her deal through Parliament, has had to come to us and say ‘please, I now need to listen to the ideas that you’ve been putting forward'”.

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