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Gov’t would consider ‘will of Parliament’ on Brexit

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 12:17 AM


Britain’s justice secretary has signalled that the government might take a more conciliatory approach to Brexit as Parliament prepares for another round of votes on alternatives to Prime Minister Theresa May’s withdrawal deal with the European Union (EU).

The House of Commons is set to debate options on today in hopes of finding an approach that can ­command a majority. Lawmakers rejected her Brexit deal with the EU for a third time last week, though the agreement failed by fewer votes – 58.

David Gauke told the BBC yesterday that the government “would need to consider very carefully the will of Parliament”, though he didn’t pledge to support any plan lawmakers might back.

Amid reports that May is planning a fourth vote on her withdrawal, Gauke said May is “reflecting on her options”.