UK government minded to back opposition Brexit proposal on rights – source

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government is “minded” to accept a proposal from opposition members of parliament to add reassurances on workers’ rights and environmental protections to Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, a government source said on Thursday.

May is trying to win over MPs in the main opposition Labour Party before a vote next week on her deal to leave the European Union which she is expected to lose.

The government source said on condition of anonymity that if the amendment to Brexit legislation was selected for a vote by the parliamentary speaker, then the government was “minded to support it”.

The amendment has been proposed by four Labour MPs, who sit in parts of Britain which voted to leave the EU in the 2016 referend


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