October 22, 2019 / 5:08 PM / a month ago

UK Labour Party says open to discussing different timetable for Brexit law

Britain's opposition Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn is seen at the House of Commons in London, Britain October 22, 2019. ©UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s opposition Labour Party said on Tuesday it was open to finding a compromise on the timetable for passing Brexit legislation through parliament, having rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s proposal to fast-track the exit bill.

“I remain available at any point to seek a consensus with you on a program motion that would command the support of all sides of the house,” said Labour’s Chief Whip Nick Brown, in a letter to his opposite number in government, published by Brown’s office on Twitter.

The government’s timetable, known as a program motion, is due to be put to a vote after 1800 GMT. Labour said earlier it would vote against the timetable.

Reporting by William James, editing by Elizabeth Piper

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