April 6, 2019 / 9:14 PM / 8 months ago

May has plan to offer Labour Brexit customs arrangement - Sunday Times

British Prime Minister Theresa May is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government has a plan to enshrine in law a customs arrangement with the European Union in a bid to win over the opposition Labour Party to back a Brexit deal, The Sunday Times newspaper reported.

“Under the new plan, the prime minister would offer to rewrite the government’s withdrawal bill to enshrine a customs arrangement in law,” the newspaper said.

May is trying to win over the main opposition party after her negotiated Brexit deal was voted down by parliament on three occasions.

A Downing Street spokeswoman declined to comment.

Reporting by Costas Pitas; Editing by Daniel Wallis

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