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UK PM May not close to breaking Brexit deadlock with opposition: Labour's McDonnell

FILE PHOTO - Britain's Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell speaks to the media, after the British parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, in London, Britain, January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

LONDON (Reuters) - Talks between British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government and the opposition Labour Party are not close to breaking the Brexit deadlock, Labour’s finance spokesman John McDonnell said on Wednesday.

“There is the potential of a deal, but so far, we’ve still got some fundamental disagreements about the nature of our future relationship with Europe,” he told ITV’s Peston television program.

Reporting by Alistair Smout, editing by Elizabeth Piper

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