May’s foes gather as Britain’s Brexit stalemate drags on

LONDON (AP) – Talks to end Britain’s Brexit stalemate appear deadlocked, with neither Prime Minister Theresa May nor the main opposition leader shifting from their entrenched positions.

May has been meeting politicians from several parties in a bid to find a way forward after her European Union (EU) divorce deal was rejected by Parliament this week.

But she is unwilling to move her “red lines,” which include taking Britain out of the bloc’s customs union. And Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn refuses to meet May unless she rules out the possibility of Britain leaving the EU with no deal.

Amid the impasse, May’s opponents are gathering. Ex-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made a speech yesterday in an attempt to burnish his position as a leading Brexit champion, and potential replacement for May.

British Prime Minister Theresa May turns away after speaking outside 10 Downing street in London. – AP