UK Conservatives hold big lead over Labour

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He continued: "I think the real issue is blank cheque".

"What Labour will do is to scrap the Brexit white paper and draw up new negotiating objectives".

"A coalition of Liberal Democrats, Labour and the Scottish National Party would be taken very negatively by markets".

The Prime Minister announced her intentions during a surprise press conference, in which she said she hoped the election would bring a "strong leadership" ahead of Brexit talks. Jeremy Corbyn overcame odds of 200-1 against him by winning Labour's bitter leadership battle previous year, May noted.

Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas said: "Both the Prime Minister and leader of the opposition are running scared of the TV debates. A really important election for the future of this country", she said.

In a question and answer session after the speech, Sir Keir also suggested the United Kingdom could give up the right to do post-Brexit global trade deals if it gets a good exit agreement.

He also said no to a second referendum on Brexit and expects no final deal for possibly six years. We are determined to provide that leadership, to give people the security and certainty they need.

"Whether this is best achieved through reformed membership of the single market and the customs union or via a bespoke trading arrangement is secondary to the outcome. And they should not be used as bargaining chips", Labour Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said in a speech in London on Tuesday.

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She will speak out on the issue after shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer insisted leaving the European Union without a deal would be "reckless" and represent the worst outcome for the UK.

"Labour are very clear that no deal is the worst possible deal". We are confident that if the British public get to see that debate with Theresa May having to face Jeremy Corbyn in a direct debate, the public would respond to Labour's message.

He said the prospect of staying in the EU customs union - which would severely restrict the prospect of independent United Kingdom trade deals - should be part of withdrawal talks.

Her visit is timely, with Labour on the back foot over its plans for Brexit and an opinion poll suggesting her Conservatives are on track to win a majority of parliamentary seats in Wales for the first time in more than 100 years. The four key principles include keeping the triple lock on state pensions up to 2025; implementing the Women Against State Pension Inequality campaign demands for transitional arrangements on women's pension age increases; protecting the pensions of United Kingdom citizens living overseas; and keeping the winter fuel allowance and free bus passes for pensioners.

Labour intends to ditch the Government's Great Repeal Bill, which Sir Keir claimed would harm protections for workers as well as environmental safeguards. "Instead they chose to abstain".

Pat McFadden says Labour should keep open the option of remaining part of the EU customs union as Labour set out its Brexit plans should it win the General Election.

A national survey by BMG Research found 54% of those asked wanted a head-to-head TV debate of party leaders in the run up to the election on June 8, with 25% against and 21% saying they didn't know.