October 1, 2018 / 12:52 PM / 2 months ago

PM May will struggle to get deal through parliament - former minister

Justine Greening MP poses for a portrait in central London, Britain September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Justine Greening, a former minister in Theresa May’s government, said on Monday Britain’s parliament was unlikely to pass a Brexit deal based on the prime minister’s plans or one based on a Canada-style free trade deal.

At the Conservative Party’s annual conference, Greening, who has described May’s Chequers plan as the worst of all worlds, said parliament was at a stalemate.

If May wins a Brexit deal with the European Union, she will then have to secure its passage through parliament, where her party can only pass legislation with the help of a small Northern Irish party.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, writing by Elizabeth Piper, editing by Alistair Smout

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