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Barnier says Corbyn s Brexit offer interesting

The EU s chief Brexit negotiator said Monday British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn s plan to revive European divorce talks was interesting , but he was awaiting new ideas from London. Michel Barnier was due to meet Britain s third Brexit minister, the newly appointed Stephen Barclay, later in the day, hoping to hear how Prime Minister Theresa May plans to win support for an agreement for Britain s withdrawal from the European bloc. Something has to move on the British side, Barnier told reporters in Luxembourg after talks with the Grand Duchy s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel. We re waiting for clarity and movement from the United Kingdom. Last month, the British parliament rejected the Brexit deal that May s government and Barnier s team had negotiated over 18 months to prevent Britain crashing out of the EU on March 29 without a follow-on plan. Now, May is seeking concessions from sceptical EU leaders while trying to woo more British MPs into backing a tweaked accord, but she ...

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