May 4, 2019 / 8:55 AM / 4 months ago

Conservatives, Labour need to compromise to get Brexit deal - UK minister

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Secretary of State for Justice David Gauke is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, April 2, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

LONDON (Reuters) - Both the ruling Conservatives and the Labour opposition have to compromise to get a Brexit accord through parliament, Justice Minister David Gauke said on Saturday when asked about reports that Prime Minister Theresa May is optimistic about a deal.

“Both sides are going to need to compromise,” Gauke told Sky News when asked about a Buzzfeed report that the government had made a new Brexit offer to Labour.

“If there is some common ground that we can find I don’t think we should be dismissive about it,” Gauke added.

Reporting by David Milliken; Editing by Gareth Jones

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