UK opposition leader pulls plug on Brexit compromise talks

Talks between Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May have broken down after six weeks of negotiations. (Reuters pic)

LONDON: Brexit compromise talks between British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government and the Labour opposition collapsed on Friday after six weeks of fruitless negotiations.

In a letter to May, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the talks had “gone as far as they can” and he had no confidence in the government securing any deal they might have struck because of the erosion of the prime minister’s authority.