Just hours before addressing her European Union counterparts in Brussels, Prime Minister Theresa May told parliament today that her Chequers plan for Brexit is not dead.

The proposal, named after her country residence where it was thrashed out with ministers in July, has been rejected by the European Union and by many within her own party.

Asked by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn if the fact that she had not mentioned the plan by name in a speech to her Conservative Party’s annual conference earlier this month meant it was dead, May gave a short reply: “The answer is no”.

She also said that all member states must prepare for all outcomes, adding: “That includes the possibility that Britain leaves the European Union without a deal.”

 

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