Hoping to win Brexit support, May says world leaders ready for trade

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May addresses the media during the G20 Leaders Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

LONDON (Reuters) – Several world leaders are keen to strike trade deals with Britain once the country is out of the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Monday, pressing the case for her Brexit deal before a fateful Dec. 11 vote in parliament.

May is facing an uphill struggle to get MPs to back her deal to keep close economic ties with the bloc, which she agreed with the EU in November. The Labour Party says it will seek a vote of no confidence in the government if May loses the vote.

The pact has been criticised within May’s own party, both by supporters of a cleaner break with the EU and by opponents of Brexit. A Northern Irish party which props up her minority government has said it will vote against it.

After visiting Argentina for a G20 summit, May will say her meetings with leaders showed that several countri

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