Brexit: Cross-party talks to resume


London : The government will resume Brexit talks with the Labour Party as MPs return to Westminster following the Easter break.

Cabinet ministers, including the PM’s de facto deputy, David Lidington, will meet senior opposition figures in an attempt to solve the Brexit impasse.

But the resumption of talks has provoked anger among a number of Tory MPs, with senior backbenchers meeting later to discuss their next move.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Theresa May will chair a cabinet meeting.

Tory MP Nigel Evans, a Brexiteer and critic of Mrs May, told the BBC the government’s handling of Brexit had been “frustrating” and that “fresh leadership” was needed.

Senior members of the Conservative backbench 1922 committee, which Mr Evans is a member of, will meet late this afternoon.

He said: “She’s reaching out to the Labour Party and Jeremy Corbyn, when she should have been reaching out to the people.”