April 4, 2019 / 7:52 AM / 8 months ago

UK PM May can only deliver Brexit deal with Labour's support: minister

Britain's Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock arrives at the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will only be able to pass her Brexit divorce deal with the help of opposition Labour lawmakers because eurosceptics in her party are opposed to the agreement, the health minister Matt Hancock said.

May held talks with opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday on how to break the Brexit impasse, enraging some lawmakers in her own party.

“Delivering the prime minister’s deal on Conservative votes has been tried and has not succeeded, the prime minister has done everything she possible can to get that deal through, and so the only option left open to her is to seek Labour votes,” Hancock told BBC radio.

Reporting By Andrew MacAskill and Paul Sandle

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